Summer Solstice

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By: John P. Napolitano, CFP®, CPA, PFS, MST

Two winters ago I promised never to complain about hot weather again. The winter of 2015 scarred me so much that I even started wondering how long I could tolerate this abuse. Playing golf last week on a 90/90 (90 degrees with 90% humidity) day actually felt good to me.

Fortunately, comes the spring thaw and eventually the summer solstice. For us Northeasterner’s, we get giddy at the thought of a 15 1/2 hour day. And why not? After enduring the 9 hour days of December and January - rejoice!

I don't have any solstice ritual, like some of our clients who will try to squeeze in 72 holes of golf in one day, or a colleague in Lake Tahoe who chooses to golf, swim and ski on this glorious day. If I must admit,  I'm open to suggestion. Please let us know if you have any solstice celebration or ritual worth sharing.

This summer will be a little different in that my garden is quite small in our rental house. But don’t worry, I'll be back next year with photos of a new and improved garden at our new home which is set to start construction any day. I'm hoping that you have a plan to use your next 90 days of good weather to enjoy some of the things that you can only do this time of year. A few of my favorites to wet your appetite….

The Green Harbor lobster shack

A cruise to the Boston Harbor Islands

A trip to the Cape Cod National Seashore with an obligatory stop at the Beachcomber

A swim (or many) in the warm waters of Nantucket Sound

Hooking into a keeper Striped Bass

Getting a hole in one (Ha!) … just wanted to see if you're still reading!


Happy Summer.