Friday, March 11, 2022

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art & Environment

Ed Hessler 

It is Friday March 11, 2022 (a "cold enough for you morning"). Greetings and welcome to the Center for Global Environmental Educaiton at Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN.

This is the 79th day of the year and now 10 weeks into 2022, 19.18% of the year has past. Sunrise is at 6:32 am and sunset it at 6:13 pm. There will be 11h 41m 12s of sunlight. Daylight Savings Time begins on March 13, just a couple of days from now at 2:00am. We are stuck with DST it seems in spite of clamor and supporting legislation to do away with this annual ritual. So this time of year we "Spring Forward," which may mean resetting some of the digital clocks in our life.

Foodimentary marks Eat Your Noodles Day while National Day marks Johnny Appleseed Day with photos, facts, food history, recipes, etc. I didn't know that dry noodles were considered a form of unleavened bread. Here is a German recipe which combines both and uses only a skillet. Full disclosure: I'm not a cook and have never tried this or eaten it but the ingredients caught my eye, especially an absent one: cinnamon.

Quote: “The message to take from Anne’s (Frank) story is to stop prejudice and discrimination right at its beginning. Prejudice starts when we speak about THE Jews, THE Arabs, THE Asians, THE Mexicans, THE Blacks, THE Whites. This leads to the feeling that all members of each such group think and act the same.” (my emphasis) -  Miep Gies 

Today's poem is by Phillis Levin.

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