Summer 2023 seemed like it was never going to get here in May 2023, I wore my hoodie all the way into June. While the rest of the US baked in 90-100+ degree temps, Connecticut was suffering crop damage from freezing overnight temps. The real heat is finally here, enjoy it, but be careful.

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It was a swampy start today, 68 degrees at 5AM on my ride in, but the nasty humidity is starting to soar in already. As of tomorrow (July 26,2023) temps and humidity are expected to soar into unhealthy levels. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has just announced that he is directing Connecticut's extreme weather protocol to be activated as of 8AM Wednesday, July 26 all the way into the weekend through 8AM on Sunday July 30. The forecast is calling for a brutal heat index through the next 5 days, with temps feeling like 95-105 degrees well into the overnight hours.

I'm approaching that age where I'm enjoying this heat and humidity more than the cold weather. I'm also lucky enough to be able to have fans and air conditioning at work and home. Those that don't are being reminded that Connecticut does have many cooling centers that will be open to give you a cool rest. They're easy to locate too, all you have to do is dial 2-1-1, or visit

If you want to escape the heat, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos are two of my favorite places to cool off, as well as any Carvel in Connecticut, Quassy in Middlebury, or Lake Compounce in Bristol. Hold on, the cold weather is coming soon, it's only 5 months to Christmas.

5 Fascinating Filthy Rich Financial Stats From CT

There are people who aren't from here that make a lot of assumptions and broad generalizations about the Nutmeg State. When they say we are all just a bunch of rich, country club types I take the time to correct them and give them some of the insider perspective. 

However, the numbers are the numbers and by the book we are a lot of the things they call us. I'm not a wealthy person, I never attended a private school, I did not go to an elite east coast University and I've never been a member of a country club. However, examining the financial stats from Connecticut makes me feel like I must have made a few missteps along the way. There is an ungodly amount of money in this state. Here are 5 Fascinating Filthy Rich Financial Stats from CT. 

New Milford Photographer Captures Awe Inspiring Photos in All Seasons

Recently, I was cruising through my Facebook feed in the New Milford group when I came across a picture so beautiful I felt compelled to contact the photographer and ask some questions. His name is Tom Allen and he was happy to share more information and photos with me. 

Remembering the Age of Arcades in Connecticut - the 1980's

I grew up in the heyday of coin-operated video games, the 1970's & 80's, where there was a coin-operated video game in every convenience store, restaurant, and the pinnacle of them all - the Arcade. A recent ttrip to New hampshire started me thinking about the old arcades that were across Connecticut

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