The saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’tcare deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand,and without them, any happiness is only temporary,because there’s nothing to make it last.

—Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

If you are familiar with Washington, D.C., you know how brutal its summer weather can be: hot, sticky, muggy, with temperatures in the range of 90–100 degrees for days on end. When the sun sets, there is no relief from the heat, and to exacerbate the situation, the rivers, swamplands, and parkways provide breeding grounds for mosquitoes that go on the attack at ...

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