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Refreshment

The body was feverish. The throat felt parched. Perspiration drenched the face, stung the eyes and smeared my eyeglasses. The absence of even the slightest of breezes brought out my worst feelings of aversion about summertime. It was time to take … Continue reading

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May Ray Day

“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”–Hans Christian Andersen   Today is one of those manufactured holidays that anyone can enjoy. Each year on May 19th, many North Americans celebrate the actuality of … Continue reading

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Play Outside

It was either in January or February of 1965 that a blizzard deposited a very tall snowdrift in front of our house in Lincoln, Nebraska. The wall of snow entirely obscured the front of the house, up to the gutters. … Continue reading

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Brr

I love cold weather. I remind friends and acquaintances of this fact whether or not we’re going through a Summer heat wave or a Winter cold snap. I found another person who feels the same. He’s one of the clerks … Continue reading

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Perihelion Is Tonight

January weather in North America seems counter-intuitive. Some of the coldest temperatures of the year occur around the early part of this month. If we reckoned temperatures by our distance from the Sun, our winter temperatures should be less severe … Continue reading

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Happy Imbolc

We have arrived at one of those times of the year when we can observe the blending of traditional western culture with newer western culture.  First we have the ancient Celtic practices. Secondly there are the ancient Roman aspects. Thirdly, … Continue reading

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June Solstice 2016

As I’ve aged, my body has become less heat tolerant.  I’m one of those people who does not look forward to summer.  In fact, winter is my favorite time of the year. If I could swing it, I’d be a … Continue reading

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