Friday, October 30, 2020

Friday Poem

Environmental and Science Education, Poetry, Art and Environment, Nature

Ed Hessler

Greetings from St. Paul, October 30, 2020, the 304th day of the year or week 43 and 3 days or 83.06% of the year has passed by. 

Sunrise is at 7:49 am and and sunset at 6:02 pm. There will be 10h 13m 36s of a commodity becoming more precious than gold: sunlight but it is fading from view minute-by-minute. 

Two days until "E" day--exasperation day for some as daylight saving time ends, November 1 at 2:00 am when clocks are turned back an hour. Will this be the last year? The Sunshine Protection Act introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) in 2019 would make daylight saving time permanent. This article from Time magazine describes daylight saving time and provides the many reasons it should become permanent.

Today's quote: Alas, but the world had changed, and as he world changes the forms of corruption also gradually become more cunning, more difficult to point out--but they certainly do not become better.--Soren Kirkegaard, Danish philosopher/theologian

Of course candy corn, love it or hate it--in the vegetable family--has an unofficial day of celebration. Today is its day in the sun.

Today's poem (Turkey Vultures) is by Ted Kooser. You get two poems, thanks to the page it is on at the Poetry Foundation.

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