In Oregon we’ve been in an unusual cold snap–punctuating the coming Winter. Yes, I know, it is nothing like midwest cold. Our nose hairs do not freeze when we step outside, nor can we toss water into the air and watch it freeze mid-flight on its way down. But still, we haven’t been above freezing for many days, which is […]Read more ›
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Today is the first official day of summer. Since the Sun reached its northernmost point in the sky during the night, for those of us living in the north, yesterday and today are equally the longest days of the year. We’re noting this event tonight. The Fern Creek Literary Society (the name is my fault) meets tonight to talk about The […]Read more ›
Today is the first day of winter; tonight is the longest of the year. Tomorrow we turn toward the light–toward ever lengthening days. I am giddy at the thought. Come Winter! Bring the light! Mark and I often host Winter Solstice gatherings to take note of this turning point in Earth’s annual trek around the Sun, but this year […]Read more ›