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Sayonara Summertime

Can you hear that? It's the collect sigh of kids in the Madison school district as summer is coming to a close.  School starts again tomorrow so it's the last night of summer.  Actually, tonight is a school night.  So I guess summer really ended for those kids yesterday. I always remember at the beginning of summer thinking about how much time I had and how there were so many things I wanted to do.  Each year the summer went by too quickly and I always had a some regret that I didn't do more.  Why didn't I get in one more bike ride or one more game of softball or maybe just one more dip in the pool. I think this tends to be true with a lot of things we do in life.  We always look back and wish we did more.  I'm not sure we ever really feel fully satisfied.  Maybe that's a good thing.  After all, if we got everything we wanted there would be no reason to look forward to anything. Who am I kidding?  The "we wouldn't have anything to look forward to" speech is probably falling on deaf ears for those who are under 18 years old.

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Sayonara Summertime
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