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  • The weather here in Hillsboro, Oregon, has been exceptionally hot this summer.

    I went on a short bicycle outing this morning, to scout out some spots to set up my tripod for the annual airshow that’s coming in the first week of August. On my return home, with my PAD (Peripheral artery disease), and the dizzying heat early in the day, I was exhausted,... and my legs hurt badly. I decided to put my feet up, and take a nap. When I awoke, I awoke to a crystalline recall of this dream:

    I was at a global warming seminar, and the keynote speaker, who seemed to speak with full military-style authority, currently updated information, and wearing an army dessert dress uniform, stated that the earliest reported snowfall in U.S. history had been reported in Jasper, Wyoming.

    My jaw dropped, because I had recently heard aired on national news, that snowfall overnight had been recorded for the first time in Hawaii, and that it was the first time ever to have snowed in any recordable amounts there in all of human recollection... this record including indigenous legends.

    As I looked around the room at all of my fellow attendees, I observed the same shocked look on all their faces. It was then, that I saw a co-worker from a job I had several years ago, Brain Kunz, who was timidly trying to get the speaker’s attention by halfheartedly waving his right hand in the air with his index finger pointed at the ceiling palm-side toward the speaker, as if to indicate he wanted to express a point of order. He was being thoroughly ignored by the speaker, who stared at him coldly.

    Brian was never a very assertive type, in fact he was excessively shy, and when he spoke, if one didn’t listen intently, what he had to say would be missed entirely. After a few moments, he gave up trying to address the speaker, seeing himself to be too late to make the point, as the subject matter had rolled on to other topics minutes ago.

    Brian looked me directly in the eyes, appearing to identify with the shocked look on my face at the obvious misinformation being proffered us all. and said to me in his own intrinsic, and quietly humorous tone, ” Oh well, it probably wasn’t actually snow that had fallen in Hawaii, it was psychedelically, and militarily debriefed rain”.

    At this point I awoke and realized, it was all just a dream.

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