Friday, January 14, 2022

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art & Environment

Ed Hessler

Good morning from the Center for Global Environmental Education, Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN on January 14, 2022, the 14th day of the year -- January is so easy to make this tally! -- and 3.84% is in the books or 336 hours. Sunrise is at 7:47 am and sunset is at 4:56 pm giving 9h 08m 24s of sunlight. Bleak looking with light snow with a pale gray sky.

Both Foodimentary and National Day note that its is Pastrami Sandwich Day--pictures, facts and food history and tell us how corned beef is turned into pastrami. National Day, in a separate entry, calls attention to a significant historical event, Ratification Day. It ended the American Revolution and its war with Great Britain. The Wiki entry includes this from the official proclamation"

By the United States in Congress assembled, a proclamation : Whereas definitive articles of peace and friendship, between the United States of America and His Britannic Majesty, were concluded and signed at Paris, on the 3rd day of September, 1783 ... we have thought proper by these presents, to notify the premises to all the good citizens of these United States ... Given under the seal of the United States, witness His Excellency Thomas Miflin, our president at Annapolis, this fourteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four ...

Quote. "Computer: / Tea, / Earl Grey, / Hot." --  Jean Luc Picard, Captain of The Star Ship Enterprise

Today's poem is by Adrienne Su.

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