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That Time of Year Again: Thoughts on “the Longest Day in the World”

That Time of Year Again: Thoughts on “the Longest Day in the World”

This piece initially appeared three years ago, on June 21, 2017, the Summer Solstice. Today, June 20, 2020, it is once more the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, and the actual solstice officially occurs at 5:44 p.m. EDT/21:44 UTC this evening. The time and other references and weather comments in the piece are as they were three years ago, when the post first appeared. I’m no longer living on the boat, and there have been other changes. This year…

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Why I’m Parting Ways With NaNoWriMo

Why I’m Parting Ways With NaNoWriMo

Re: With you in solidarity. To tim_kim@nanowrimo.org on 2020-06-03 10:21 pm   Hello, I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo in the past, but with this message you lose me. Part of writing and creativity is an adherence to truth and at least some touch with reality. This message and what it contains is such utter drivel and woke jive, and so far from either truth or reality, that I can no longer associate with an organization that promotes it. If it makes…

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