Why Your Allergies Are Killing You

The lovely view from my waterfront backyard this morning:

No, this is not from the Gulf oil spill

Or the surface of Saturn

It’s the lagoon in my backyard, which normally looks like this:

Dear Mainland,

Kindly keep your pollen problem on your side of the bay. Dealing with this gross stuff during the workday is bad enough. I don’t want it to follow me home. Nearly three years of living on an island almost entirely devoid of trees and grass has been lovely for my seasonal allergies, which used to be horrible. I’d like it to stay that way.

Best, Jess