Eye on the Conejo

Summers of the past and future

What’s your favorite season? For many people, summer is the No. 1 time of year.
As a child, I loved summer. It meant a three-month reprieve from school. When I was growing up, almost every summer day was spent outdoors.
It was after third grade, I think, that I took off my shoes when I got home from school and probably didn’t wear shoes more than six times until school reopened around Labor Day. The skin on the soles of my feet grew so thick that in the hot sun I could walk ba...

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