It’s that time of year again. Not just hot but HOT! Incredibly, nasty, dangerously hot! The kind of hot we get, oh, well, not every 5 or 10 years or even every other year here in Houston. No, we seem to get it every year.
These days are called “dog days” of summer. The term comes from a time when Sirius, the Dog Star – and the brightest star in the Canis Major constellation -- appeared to rise about the same time as the sun during the summer, thus adding to the heat of the sun.