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Frosted Flakes: Fireflies, Spiders Afraid of Other Spiders, and Lucky Charms Candles

Plus, Derrick Walker bought what?

Firefly Season Begins in Mexico Photo by Cristopher Rogel Blanquet/Getty Images

It’s Monday again. Time for another fun-filled and productive week of work and enjoyable summer evenings.

More like crazy days scheduled down to the minute and you still haven’t figured out how you are going to get junior to practice, the dog to the vet, buy milk and refill that prescription at the same time.

I’m getting better at stopping to take a breath and enjoy what I’m doing at that moment. My new job is awesome, but my life is dictated by my Outlook calendar and some days are scheduled to the teeth. That means that I especially try to take time in the evenings to do something relaxing.

A favorite evening, calming activity of late? Watching fireflies.

Try it. You can thank me later.

Frosted Flakes

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The Weekly Dump

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Reading Makes You Smarter (Maybe)

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Then There’s This

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