Friday, February 18, 2022

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art & Environment

Ed Hessler

Good morning from the Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) at Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN on February 18, 2022, the 49th day of the year (or 7 weeks; 13.42%). Sunrise is at 7:08 am and sunset is at 5:45 pm as light makes its presence known.
Updraft's meterorologist Sven Sundgaard noted that while we are talking here about the round of back and forth between arctic air and milder air in February that "there’s one more hopeful sign that spring will eventually get here and win. Sunshine...returned to Longyearbyen on Norway's Svalbard archipelago. It’s the northern most settlement (defined by 1,000 or more people) on Earth, high into the arctic and they haven’t seen the sun since late October. The town saw only saw 23 minutes of light in the noon hour Tuesday (February 15, 2022) but they gain light exponentially until finally by late April it’s out all day and night." (my emphasis)

It is National Drink Wine Day according to Foodimentary, celebrating it with pictures, wine facts and some food history. National Day also celebrates National Drink Wine Day and adds information about wine.

Quote. Do not be afraid to skip the equations (I do this frequently myself.) -- Roger Penrose,  2020 Nobelist in Physics and OM.

Today's poem is by E. Ethelbert Miller. At the right he writes about this lovely poem. In it he mentions The Line Hotel in Washington, DC. I'd never heard of it and used Google for information to find an extraordinary building.

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