At this season, the sun rises far to the south-southeast and sets distantly in the south-southwest. Virgil -- Roman poet from 70-19 B.C. -- and other ancients referred to a "wandering" sun. On Dec. 22, the sun brought the winter solstice to our shore and the summer solstice to South America. Those of us who suffered through the long hours of autumn darkness now celebrate the lengthening of each day. Our days will be a bit brighter until the summer solstice in June. You see, we are really children of light. -- Diary, winter 2015
From the diary of beach walker George Thatcher / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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