I thought you might enjoy a warm-weather cartoon from 2011, although it isn’t an installment of A&J that begs a lot of commentary. I will say I have had a life-long love for the shore, which has always shown up in the comic strip. I still love the beach, although I no longer expose myself to hours of ultraviolet damage, anesthetized by snow cones and, later, malted beverages. When I do visit the beach now, it usually is with like-minded friends who are content to wander about the sand like cattle (sometimes even barefoot!) and marvel at how pretty it is. After maybe an hour, we’ll load up and head back to town to beat the dinner crowd.

What about all those whales?