…get out of the kitchen

You know what they say.  Well, if you can’t stand the heat… and this summer has been a brutal one.  But things just keep on keepin’ on, and folks I know have still been doing quite a lot considering the weather.  They are playing music in small living rooms and storefronts, raising goats in the city, throwing surprise birthday parties with homemade pinatas, fundraising for art projects and even, in the case of my friend Max, taking a break from the Peace Corps to visit home.  Me, I’m growing okra and basil and a few other plants that can survive in this heat, getting ready for the changes fall will bring…