June 21, 2015 6 a.m.
We have reached June 21, and boy, there's a lot going on. Kids are out of school, it's the first day of summer, and it's Father's Day — a trifecta of summertime merriment! I sometimes wonder what Father's Day would be like if we celebrated papas in January. Would we fire up the stove for pots of stew, tune in to ESPN to watch hockey games, offer tribute in the form of flannel shirts instead of silk ties? It just wouldn't be right, right? What is Father's Day but a chance to fete dear ol' dad with grilled meat, cold beverages, and (personal shout-out to my Dad) homemade potato salad? Sorry, January, but you're just not good enough for Father's Day!