Friday, November 5, 2021

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art & Environment

Ed Hessler

Good morning on November 5, 2021 from the Center for Environmental Education (CGEE), Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN.

On this 309th day of the year sunrise is at 7:57 am and sunset is at 5:54 pm making our day length 9h 57m47s. It is 44 weeks and 1 day from the beginning of 2021 (84.66%). 

Don't forget to "fall back" on Sunday, November 7, the second day of the year we reset our clocks and lives forward or back an hour. The Old Farmer's Almanac has a brief history of time change from World War I to 2021. It all began in the interest of fuel saving. Over the past several years "at least 350 bills and resolutions have been introduced in virtually every state...and 19 states have enacted legislation or passed resolutions to provide for year-round daylight saving time" once Congress authorizes such a change." Minnesota just passed such legislation as reported here.We are ready and waiting. Clocks ticking.

Quote: A guide to turning your clocks back in November:
* Smartphone: Leave it alone to do its magic
* Sundial: Move one house to the left
* Oven: You'll need a Masters in Electronic Engineering, or a hammer
* Car radio: Not worth it, wait six months
~Author unknown

It is National Doughnut Day and Foodimentary has five facts about those deep-fried pieces of dough or batter and today's food history.

Today's poem is by Robert Haight. If you scroll almost to the bottom of the interview you can read why he wrote this poem. His first sentence in the answer is wonderful.

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