Friday, March 12, 2021

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art and Environment

Good morning from CGEE, Hamline University in St. Paul on March 12, 2021, the 63rd day of the 9th week of the year (17.26% of the year is gone).

Sunrise is at 6:30 am and sunset is at 6:15 pm, providing us with 11h 45m 7s of sunlight. The amount of sunlight increasing at about 3 minutes/day is adding up.

Sunday, March 14, you may want to sleep in because we "spring forward" at 2:00 am in the morning, switching to Daylight Savings Time. For the umpteenth time, it seems, a few Senators have introduced a bill to make this change permanent, something overdue and which many would welcome.

Foodimentary notes that today is National Milky Way Day, the first commercial candy bar to have a filling. The entry includes five facts about this candy as well as people and events associated with March 12 in food history.

Potent Quote. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to haggle with a fishmonger and you'll feed him for a lifetime.--Siddhartha Mukerjee, The New Yorker, March 11,2021 (writing about a retired civil engineer who shops at a wet market in India who became ill with COVID 19, recovered and by now has returned to haggle again)

Today's poem is by the late C. D. Wright who died much too early from thrombosis after a long flight.




t's early death is a great loss.

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