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Labor day has come. It is a time to remember all of those courageous men and women who fought to secure the rights and freedoms of the working class. Without their struggle, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy things like the 40-hour workweek, overtime, sick leave, maternity leave, or workers’ compensation to name a few. It is a true celebration of the American spirit. Labor day is also the time when summer ends. Although summer doesn’t officially end until around September 23, labor day gives us time to reflect on the warm sunny season. Me being a summer baby plays a role in my sentiment for this time of year. This means is not only a turning leaves the of but the turning of old ideas and attitudes. As the winter months approach, Labor Day signifies a beginning of an end. The cocoon of winter will surround us until we emerge in spring.

As the temperature falls, we start drawing neared to each other and the things we hold dear. It is a time to take inventory so that one can prepare for the time ahead. As I reflect on these past 3 months I am happy with the fact that I got to spend time with my family and friends. Nightlife is so much more vibrant when it’s warm and this is even more so in a city next to the ocean. And the long days are filled with a bit more bliss. Summer, you will be missed. Please come back again soon.