Solstice (June 21, 2010)
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# “They say that the Earth’s axis of rotation is not perpendicular to its orbital plane. That is convenient because we get the Solstice with yards of sun in June and July. And because it is not an official holiday, we are not required to shop.”
% “Almost all other events on the calendar are man-made concoctions. The Solstice is Nature’s contribution, the apex and the zenith, an alpha and an omega. The day that marks the beginning of the formal summer season in the northern hemisphere is also the day that marks the ending of increasing sun light. The transition never changes, yet it should. We should not start losing sun light until September.”
# “That is an immutable reality we cannot do much to change.”
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Bumper sticker of the week:
Celebrate The Solstice Responsibly