I always thought the expression Dog Days of Summer referred to those days we'd get in August that were so hot and humid, even the dogs just wanted to lay around and do nothing.
But the saying actually comes from the bright star, Sirius, which in late July into mid-August, aligns with the sun. Sirius is the brightest star seen anywhere from earth and is part of the constellation, Canis Major, or, The Greater Dog. Who knew?
- By month-end, have completed the final versions of the sketches to go with the first poem in my collection of poetry for kids.
- Spend time quietly revisiting the notes from my David Whyte seminars, and see what inspiration arises
- Write a rough draft of the next chapter in my book. It can be a messy first draft, but that's okay.