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Looking out my Backdoor: It must have been something I ate

It seemed like it all happened at once. The heat broke. The rains came. And I spent the night hunched over the commode.

It is a wonderful thing when the heat breaks, more-so this year as we sweltered under an unrelenting heat bubble.

When the rains come, immediately the temperatures drop, 20 degrees this year. Plants of all species lift their heads and drink largely. Birds lift their beaks in the happiest of songs. Bugs of all descriptions line up outside my door, hoping for easy entry, all seeking a dry bed for the night.

The chicken stir-fry, graciously given to me by Tom next door, only had...


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