Hot September | Florida Notes

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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.