Health & Science
10:50 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Essay: Sunday is NOT the Shortest Day of the Year

Hundreds mark the Winter Solstice at Stonehenge.
Credit WikiCommons image

Sunday is the solstice, an important marker in the progression of the year.

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5:04 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

ESSAY: Winter Shines with Death's Light

Frozen and foggy Veteran's Park, in Milwaukee
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It seems sometimes that winter is the season when death is most around us.  Lake Effect essayist George Berdes notices that notion:

There is something at once depressing and compelling about the approaching death that we know as winter.

Leaves ‑‑ green and trembling with the excitement of life such a short time ago, now lay prostate…brown and decaying. Wildlife has retreated to darkened caves…tombs really. The day’s light is sullen, short.

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