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to say goodbye to August

It is the last evening of the last full month of summer. And this one has been a decent one. I know that for a lot of reasons it has been horrible. The forest fires in BC, the flooding in Houston has been catastrophic, the drought that we are experiencing has begun one of the earliest harvests I can remember in my life, but you know what, no mosquitos. This year will go down in my history book as the year without Manitoba's provincial bird.

Photo by Boris Smokrovic on Unsplash If you are from the prairies, which, if you are reading this there is a good chance that you are, you will know the torture that these things are. Especially for me. This year because of all of the drought and the forest fires they just haven't been able to propagate. And that has been amazing. Most summer nights you spend either dowsing yourself in harmful chemicals to keep the mossies at bay for 20 minutes, or you just don't go outside. Only here do you want to sit in the trajectory of the smoke fro…

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