Dispatches From the Highway

Summer Solstice 2013

Summer Solstice 2013

Happy summer!*

At 05:04 UTC (01:04 a.m. EDT) on June 21, the Sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky, which we call the summer solstice. It also means in general it’s the longest day of the year. Since this happens in the middle of the night for us in the United States, it means Thursday and Friday are about the same length; in fact the difference is too small to worry about. For me, in Ashland, Oregon, I will be riding the US Borders soon, so to me, time is irrelevant.

Living on this great spinning tilted ball is weird, but that’s the hand we’re dealt. I’m grateful for the lingering light that will enable me to keep riding longer, see shadows and color differently. Carpe’ Diem!! Seize the Day.

*Well, if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, that is. For the 10 or so percent of you below the equator, happy winter!

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