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A Christmas Eve Scorcher


Look, I know there are worst things in the world going on, but can I tell you how dispiriting it is to open the back door just after daylight to let the dog out for his morning constitutional and to be hit with a wave of warm, muggy air? On Christmas Eve! It’s much cooler in my house than it is outside, because we’ve been running the *^%$# air conditioner!

It’s going to be 82 degrees today, and Accuweather says it’s going to feel like 88. This crap, all the way through the weekend. That handsome pile of firewood on the back porch shall remain unmolested this holiday.

Bah, humbug, or, as we say in my part of the world, “Bah, mudbug.”

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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