Saturday, June 20, 2009
The long, hot summer approaches
If memory serves, I have blogged about the equinoxes but never about the solstice. Another solstice is right around the corner, too, on Sunday, June 21, at 05:45 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), which is what GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) has been called since January 1, 1972. So says the Wikipedia article on Solstice.
Read the article to your heart’s content. Enjoy all the drawings and illustrations. You will probably encounter a lot of information you didn’t know.
But I would bet dollars (remember them?) to doughnuts that you will still be confused.
My memory turns out to be wrong; I have blogged about the solstice before, right here, last year (oh, look, I made a little rhyme). It’s all coming back to me now. When I blogged last year about the June solstice I subsequently learned that Pat of Arkansas had actually visited both Stonehenge and Machu Picchu, which I erroneously called Macchu Pichu.
I hope the Inca can find it in their hearts to forgive me.
I have it on good authority from old-time comedian Jimmy Durante that the Inka Dinka do.
Some may say I have already been out in the sun too long, but this post makes perfect sense to me.
And good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.