Friday, October 29, 2021

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art & Environment

Ed Hessler 

Greetings from the Center for Environmental Education (CGEE), Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN on October 29, 2021 on the 302nd day of 2021 (434880 minutes or 82.74% of the year. Sunrise: 7:47am. Sunset: 6:07pm. 10h 17m 07 of sunlight. The time of long shadows...lengthening shadows. The feel of cool air sliding down slopes in the late afternoon.

It is National Oatmeal Day according to Foodimentary which opens with an image of dried meal in a wooden spoon. Each of the five food facts is illustrated and all of them move. Today's food history items have a 3rd or 4th cousin relationship to food and I'm sure you can think of at least one. It is hard for me to choose a favorite cookies but oatmeal are among those at the top of the list. I like them better than chocolate chip cookies.

Quote.  "Not all research is there for exploitation. If scientists find out about the history of the Lascaux caves, discover the Higgs boson or work out how people lived in Pompeii, that’s just exciting, and people love hearing about it. There is an inherent sympathy for human curiosity in citizens...."--Maria Leptin, incoming head of the European Research Council (ERC) (News Q&A, Nature, 25 October 2021)

Today's poem is by Craig Santos Perez.

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