Posted by: David Vernon | July 30, 2011

August 2011 Desktop Calendar

August 2011 Desktop Calendar

August – a month of … mystery? Consider this, from our good friends at Wikipedia: “This month was originally named Sextilis in Latin, because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, when March was the first month of the year. About 700 BC it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, who also gave it 29 days. Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 45 BC giving it its modern length of 31 days. In 8 BC it was renamed in honor of Augustus, who did not take a day from February”. How’s that for a history lesson?

Well August may have been knocked around a bit down the years, but you can count on it for it’s role in the official Dog Days of Summer. And we are definitely there. It doesn’t get any more doggish than August (and yes – I just made up a word). So to alleviate the bow-wows, I take you to the top of a gentle sand dune, at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore just east of Chicago. The wonderful sanctuary – in the midst of so much industrial development – quietly erodes your misgivings. Whatever you’ve heard about Indiana Dunes – well – it’s gorgeous. So put your feet up for a few weeks and rest in a summer breeze by the lakeshore. Take a deep breath – it’s all gonna work out.

So feel free to partake in one of eight sizes (yes – the old-style Blackberry is now gone) – and survive August with a nice breeze…

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