OK, I’ve worked at a weekly paper. I know how tough it is to put out annual summer guides and make them feel fresh. I mean, how many new things can you say about berrypicking and lighthouses?

But Seattle Weekly‘s latest issue gave me pause. They headlined their summer guide 50 Ways to Celebrate Global Warming.

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All in good fun, I know. And I like good fun (I mean, look where I work). But I also know there are an awful lot of literal-minded readers out there. And now may not be the time to make this huge concern sound … fun.

I’ll lighten up now. Happy summer!

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