I work in Academia, so even though I’ve gone from grad school to professional staff, the rhythm of the year revolves around the student calendar. That means the summers see most staff on vacation, using up days off, and otherwise being out there. While our summer has taken quite awhile to get here, the days and nights could not be more unlike the warm, dark huddling of the winter around a hot meal and warm drink. That is pub weather. This is deck weather.