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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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Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season

Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season

Thank you, Jimmy Buffett, for that title. It’s June 1 in this part of the world, and here in Florida that means just one thing: It’s the first day of Hurricane Season. We mark our lives by seasons. Spring, Summer, Autumn (which some of us call Fall), and Winter. Wet and dry. High and Low. Tourist and Quiet. Hurricane Season, and the other half of the year. It’s a way of marking time, which seems (at least to me) to…

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