At 12:30 PM 12/26/98 +0000, Damien Broderick, our friend in Australia, wrote:
>-- *winter* season? Are you mad? It's blazingly hot! 40-odd degrees
>Celsius most days! This is *December*, the early stretch of summer.
>February will be a nightmare of heat stroke and UVA.
You are so correct, Damien, that was incredibly 'hemispherocentric' of me. Your February sounds like my August.
BTW, I've found a channel on my television that broadcasts 'flyover' videos from the various space shuttle missions, so I have been enjoying a space-eye view of all the continents, including Texas...everybody wave!