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TG Winter Solstice

Not much good has happened in the world lately but.....

Two great things happened today
* As of today, the days are starting to get longer, thank God! (it's dark up here in the pnw)
* and... the Earth did not burn up into cinders, whew!
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Three more days, and, like every year, I'll be 'ready for spring'...Love the Christmas season, and a white Christmas, as a rarity in these parts, would be wonderful... but after that all the snow can stay in the hills, and let's go sailing (preferably without the woolies)
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Re: TG Winter Solstice

A little quibble with both points.
* Actually the day is 24 hours same as yesterday and same for tomorrow.
* day ain't over yet.

I am looking forward to more daylight hours and confident tomorrow will occur. In fact it already has for half the world.
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Re: TG Winter Solstice

My wife makes fun of me because I care about the passage of the Solstices and Equinoxes, too. There is no better time to take a summer trip than the days when you have the most daylight. It's great when the sun comes up at 5 a.m. and drops at 9 p.m. - extends the cruising day considerably.
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Re: TG Winter Solstice

Update to my post above. Days over made it, although I'm wondering about the Mayans.
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Update to my post above. Days over made it, although I'm wondering about the Mayans.
They didn't make it
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Re: TG Winter Solstice

Not exactly true, Blutoyz. Their civilization didn't make it. But their descendants are still alive today.

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Not exactly true, Blutoyz. Their civilization didn't make it. But their descendants are still alive today.
Oh...OK, they are fine
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