- Photo by Bill O'Driscoll
Dry Lake Elizabeth. There's a sort of majestic pathos to being (1) the world's smallest "lake" to begin with, and (2) sitting drained for months while the city that owns you figures out the plumbing. West Park, North Side
Summer Break. This seasonal beer from Block House Brewing has hints of grapefruit and other fruits.
- Photo by Kevin Shepherd
Lernerville Speedway. This dirt track just northeast of town is a fun escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Great for people-watching. The semi-annual school-bus races are a must! Bring earplugs. www.lernerville.com
Pocket. Don't waste sunny days on the web. This handy free app lets you save web articles (across all platforms) to read offline later. Like in October. www.getpocket.com
Brian Jones: The Making of The Rolling Stones. Respected rock writer Paul Trynka's well-researched revisionist bio makes a convincing case for the talented Jones as the key Stone, one whose signal contributions (including uncredited songwriting) were gradually effaced by his surviving bandmates.