Summer is a real nuisance, as the sultry and thick humidity serves to wreck any suit a well attired lawyer may wear. The walk from the parking lot to the car is usually enough to have us longing for our morning shower.
The end of summer also means certain changes to our daily libations. Rum and gin are out, and bourbon is in. Tequilla as any true friend of Rumpole knows, never goes out of style.
The end of August also means we enter the most precarious time hurricane wise.
Indeed, evacuations have been ordered for the Carolina barrier islands in anticipation of Earl. Beyond the havoc that Earl may wreck, thousands of small businesses also face the loss of Labor Day weekend income, which for seasonal businesses is as important as Black Friday is for retailers. We wish our neighbors to the north well, all the while admitting to a certain schadenfreude (the link is for our robed readers if they need a definition) and relief we are not boarding up.
Condolences: Heartfelt condolences were being freely expressed in the hallways today of the sudden and tragic passing of Circuit Judge Maxine Cohen-Lando's dear husband. This was unexpected and very sad and we send our very best to a dear woman who must be beside herself with grief. Death is a part of life, but still.....There is an unmistakable and intense sweetness to sharing a life with a spouse. And a part of you dies when that spouse dies.
There's a service tomorrow (Thursday September 2, 2010) at Mt. Nebo Synagogue, in Kendall @2pm.