Memories are too short, given that we rarely remember what we bitched about when the weather outside was the extreme opposite of what it is at this moment.
I am complaining a lot these days about the North Texas blast furnace that has brought us record heat, with no relief in short-term sight … although I heard a TV weather forecaster this morning say something about a “cold front” that might be heading our way.
It wasn’t that long ago when my complaints concerned winter’s grip over North Texas and how it wouldn’t let go. We had daily temps at or near freezing. Oh, and then we remembered what it was like around here a year ago, when the killer freeze swept in over the entire state. It killed hundreds of Texans and forced our junior U.S. senator, Republican Ted Cruz, to flee to Cancun while the rest of us were shivering.
The winter of 2021-22 did let go. Boy, did it ever!
We are just now entering summer. This is Day Two? Holy smokes, man! What is gonna happen when the dog days arrive?
This much is certain. I won’t wish for winter to clamp its icy grip on us. I also will refrain from complaining about “climate change,” because I know that today’s weather has little do with Earth’s climate.
Stay cool, folks.