Here’s an unpopular opinion: Fall is a better season than summer.
Sure, summer is the time of sunshine, of water parks and well-weathered vacations. But what about the fair-skinned among us? I sunburn easily. My time on the beach usually needs to be limited to about two hours. And the sun makes me tired.
The fall, though? It has so many advantages. One can go outside without an overcoat, but also without burns or coma-inducing heat. Football’s underway. Baseball’s into the pennant race/playoff phase. The movies are better than they are in the summer. And when it’s election year, fall means we’re just a little closer to it mercifully being over.
Sure, there are things about summer that I like. Seeing the joy on my kids’ faces at camp, on the beach and on Boardwalk rides is one of my favorite things. There’s nothing like food at the Jersey Shore.
Aside from that? I’m ready for fall, how about you?
On to this week’s links:
At Blasting News:
– The stupidest defenses of Trump’s “Second Amendment People” comment
And at Mapquest’s Parachute, I looked at the best places to watch college football in Philadelphia.
Much more to come this week, including my debuts with two new outlets. As always follow me on Twitter at @StephenSilver.