Friday, April 15, 2022

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art & Environment

Ed Hessler

Good morning from the Center for Environmental Education at Hamline University, Saint, Paul, MN on April 15, day 96 (13 weeks 5 days, 26.30%) of 2022. Sunrise is at 6:27 am and sunset is at 7:58 pm giving this part of the world 13h 30m 25s of daylight. It is chilly, temperature well below average.
We've experience a curious weather pattern, starting usually mid-week which is now four weeks old with a mix of several varieties of precipitation accompanied by cooler temperatures lasting for several days. The difference this week is the weather maker, described by Sven Sundgaard, MPR on April 14 as"an intense spring storm with tornadoes and a blizzard all within the Upper Midwest."

Today National Day notes that it is National Tax Day  while Foodimentary draws our attention to National Glazed Ham Day with a lovely photograph, some facts (e.g., Hormel, Austin, MN sold the first canned ham in 1926) and food history (e.g., New York State was the first state to fund a study of insects harmful to plants in 1854.).

Quote. Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes. --Benjamin Franklin (letter to French scientist Jean-Baptiste Le Roy, November 1789

Today's poem is by Bin Ramke.


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