A Labor (Day) of Love

Today is Labor Day in the United States — a federal holiday (established as such in 1894) commemorating the contributions of working people and the efforts of the labor movement. Most of us celebrate Labor Day with a notable absence of labor–banks and many shops are closed, people have the day off work and school, and it’s the “last hurrah” of summer (although, given the sweltering weather here in Sacramento, I’d say summer isn’t quite ready to throw in the towel).  I love Labor Day, because it’s a sign that my favorite season–autumn–is approaching. Soon, summer’s heat will fade to brisk, cold nights

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