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Merry winter solstice

December 21, 2012
The PX in downtown Seattle

Downtown Seattle (Orin O'Neill photo)

The year 2012 is almost gone. Wow.

Today is the shortest day of the year, which where I live means the sun will set just after 4:00 pm, PST. But starting tomorrow, every day sunset will be a minute later, and sunrise will be a minute earlier. It’s the price one pays for darkness that only truly comes after 11:00 pm in the summer.

So I’m offering this simple phrase, to kids from one to 92: Have a happy and joyous celebration of light, whatever form that might take. (And if that form happens to be Chanukah, I hope it was a good one.)

And as always, if the weather is not too frightful, fire up the scooter and go for a ride. Because the best way to keep gasoline from going bad is to burn it. Favicon

  1. Martha permalink
    December 21, 2012 6:40 am

    Thanks, Orin! Same to you! Enjoy a celebratory piece of Solstice Pie! That would be any pie eaten on this day…

  2. December 21, 2012 8:32 am

    Merry Winter Solstice to you too.

    Hooray for longer days!

  3. December 21, 2012 10:08 am

    This solstice is particularly merry… the world was supposed to end today, right?

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