We’re a month past the winter solstice now, and you can see the sun beginning its long march north. We’re still seeing some long nights right now, as the sun is rising today at 9:41AM and setting at 4:44PM – but on the day of the solstice it rose at 10:14AM and set at 3:41PM, so we’ve already gained back well over an hour.
Best of all, the sun is higher in the sky. One of the first signs of returning spring here is when the afternoon sunshine actually hits our driveway in front of the house, which as you can see here, it did last Saturday. Spring is on the way!
Don’t get me wrong, I do love Alaska winters. But by this time of year I’m always ready for spring to come along.
On To the Links!
Bill Maher dishes out some sense. The guy’s a liberal, but he’s not a proggie nutbag, and he has been hammering the far left pretty hard.
New discovery sheds some light on modern bird development. This is cool stuff.
Who’s next? Someone equally stupid and useless, no doubt.
The Nation’s Joan Walsh is an idiot. (I’m sensing a pattern.)
Reason’s Billy Binion is an idiot. Alec Baldwin had that gun in his hands. He was responsible for knowing the status of that gun. He is responsible for Halyna Hutchins’ death.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
I liked Little Feat a lot back in the day. (Still do.) A while back I presented in a Wednesday post my favorite of their tunes, Representing the Mambo. But they did a lot of good tunes; here’s a song one of you True Believers mentioned at that time. This is from the 1973 album Dixie Chicken – here is Fat Man in the Bathtub. Enjoy.