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Lock up those Climate Deniers

I received a text from my daughter around last night. “Minus the humidity, I feel like I might have an appreciation for your childhood without AC,” she wrote.

Perhaps you are unaware that Oregon has been under an extreme heat advisory?

Typically, I, a former Georgia girl, might scoff at the notion of an extreme heat advisory in Oregon as anything over 74 degrees. I’ve always felt that if Oregonians lived under the extreme conditions most Southerners do, they, too, might take to calling on the name of Jesus with more regularity. But what can you expect from a people who have grown up in a land void of cockroaches, water moccasins, brush harbor meetings replete with hellfire preachers and Holy Ghost rattlers? Not to mention, Lester Maddox, Roy Barnes and Sonny Perdue. read more

If Hell had levels …

Taylor 2

It’s hot as blazes around here.

That’s what I told my buddy Charlie when he called from Boston.

Just imagine shoveling all the snow in the winter, he said.  That will put it in perspective.

I don’t have to imagine shoveling snow in the winter, I said. I only have to remember living in a trailer in Georgia during the summer.

Dublin, Georgia. That was the hottest summer I ever spent. The summer between my 6th and 7th grade years. I had never lived anywhere so hot as Middle Georgia.Imagine if hell had levels. The further you fall, the more intense the flames. Dublin is middle hell. read more