Hot September | Florida Notes


Dewy midnight runs, mosquito bites— I’m in Florida.  Humidity aside, there’s something thrilling about slathering myself with sunblock when most are pulling out their fall boots and sweaters.

Sometimes leaving a familiar place behind helps to illuminate it and I have a new-found eagerness to re-explore Tampa Bay. After moving away, it dawned on me that what is common in Florida is not so common elsewhere and as I look around with fresh eyes, I appreciate many of the things and places I used to take for granted.

Don’t wait till you leave your city to realize how lucky you are to live there now.