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  • I get up about 1 a.m. every day for work. I drive 70 miles from my home to my office. It's my choice and a schedule I like. My co-workers think I'm insane for adopting this routine. I think they're crazy for sleeping through the best part of the day.
    Even discounting the evidence of the danger of exposure to sunlight, or ignoring tempers brought to the point of breaking the summer heat, I can't imagine wanting to sleep through cricket song, moonlight or the magic of an early-morning thunderstorm. The blackness of the night lit up too fast to study by brilliant white lightning. The ear-splitting crash of thunder that slowly fades to an old-man grumbling under his breath.
    These are things that make the early mornings wonderful.
    I wish I could have gotten lucky with the camera and captured a lightning strike, but that didn't happen. Instead, enjoy the peepers and thunder.
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