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Summer Heat Or How Have I Not Melted Yet?

I may be forced to write quite a few posts about the New York heat this summer because, well, it has overwhelmed me to the core. It is overwhelming to feel like you’re melting every time you go outside and, even when inside, if you don’t turn on the air conditioning. It’s overwhelming to walk… Read more »

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Only in America: Air Conditioning Madness

McMansions. Deep-fried chocolate. Thousand dollar hospital bills. There are many things that could also make this list of things you come across only in America but today I want to write something very specific (and at once unique to the United States): blasting a room with air conditioner and then bringing in a fireplace to fight the cold…. Read more »

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Warm Weather Fantasies

In a Facebook repost, I’m sharing a photo of myself on a Santa Monica beach last September. You can easily see that I find hanging this way challenging from the very strained expression on my face. (And yet I’d still rather do that than pull out extra heaters and blankets to warm up my New York apartment.)… Read more »

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On How I Hate The Heat or Some Ridiculous Ways to Cool Down

As temperatures in the high thirties continue to hit Vancouver, I am once again reminded of just how poorly I would get on in a truly hot climate. While 29°C is no 45°C that I once experienced on a not-so-beautiful winter day in Australia, it is just enough to bring out the complaining uglies in a truly temperate being like me. Despite a fairly… Read more »