Friday, January 21, 2022

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art & Environment

Ed Hessler

It is January 21, 2022. Good morning from the Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) on day 21 of the new year. This time adds up to 505 hours which means 5.75% of 2022 is gone.

Sunrise is at 7:43 am and sunset is at 5:05 pm which gives us 9h 22m 09s of sunlight. Light is returning and is noticeable.Meteorologist Paul Huttner of MPRNews writes that since the winter solstice on December 21, the increase in daylight is 32 minutes. If you'd like to know more about the return of light, 5News  (Fayetteville, AR) broadcast a story about light's return. It includes a chart showing a map of light's return--light zones--as winter grows older across the U. S.  Of course, there are details about Arkansas.  

Foodimentary notes that it is New England Clam Chowder Day and National Day calls attention to National Granola Bar Day and a few others--one of which is not so casually practiced during the pandemic--including squirrel appreciation day. I never knew the likely origin of the term "chowder."

Quote: "It is a pity that the best part of life comes at the beginning, and the worst part at the end." -- Mark Twain. F. Scott Fitzgerald attributed this quote that led him to write his short story, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

Today's poem is by Barbara Hamby.

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