I’ve got the hots for summer.

Literally. Despite the headline hots, I’m no fan of hot weather. Summer is only one letter removed from simmer. Even so, there’s something about the arrival of summer that calls for celebration. Maybe it’s the vacationy feel of this season and the resulting outdoorsiness of summer; maybe it’s the long days; maybe it’s all the food we love to eat …

HUMP DAY (and cold) HIATUS

Baby, it’s cold outside. What we need is a sizzling break from these frigid temperatures, even if only for a couple minutes. And so, forthwith, we shall travel to July. I’ll leave it to your discretion whether to travel back in time or forward. Either way, wear your sunscreen. JULY from Mark Mazur on Vimeo.