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Summer's (un)officially over

Yeah, I know there's still a couple more weeks before the calendar says fall begins.

For me, however, summer ends when my kids go back to school.

That was today.

Golf's over (the PGA Tour's playoffs are a joke), baseball pennant drives are heating up and the U.S. Open has started.

Couple that with football around the corner and our vacation to Myrtle Beach, S.C., wrapped up, and it's over.

I'm just waiting for the trees to fall.


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