notes from NYT Crosswords, and a weekly visit to the Union Square Greenmarket.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
August 20, 2015
Dog days of August are here. The Romans called them "caniculares dies," or dog days. Late summer heat and rising Sirius (dog star) was the inspiration. Now often reckoned from July 3 to August 11. In Ancient Rome, the Dog Days ran from July 24 through August 24.
Boiling Frog theory crops up now and then in business and political reports. Seems like frogs have their own reaction. Still a good analogy.