Thursday, August 4, 2011

In which we lose 5 minutes

The sun will be setting at 10:30 p.m. tonight and Anchorage will lose five minutes of sunlight. That might not seem like a big deal but to many of us-it is deeply depressing.

In December, on my birthday, the sun won't show his light until 10 a.m and will fade from the sky by 3:40 in the afternoon. That's less than six hours of light in my city. It's worse on the North Slope where the sun won't rise for weeks at a time.

 We've had almost two weeks of rain, the leaves are starting to drift and I am NOT ready to say goodbye to summer.

 Just not ready for long johns, studded tires and being frozen for five straight months.

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