Weird Wednesday Dec. 21: Shortest (or longest) day of the year.

Since I live in the northern hemisphere, I’ll stick with what I know.

If you are trying to get your RDI of vitamin D from the sun, you are out of luck. Science says: If your shadow is longer than your height then the sun’s rays are to weak for your body to effectively produce the vitamin.

Ok, that makes sense, but considering that in the middle of winter even if the sun is blazing in the noon sky, and your shadow is 3/4 of your height, only about 0.05% of our skin is exposed (boots, snow pants, parka, mitts, scarf, toque*, the point is moot.

But from here on out, the days get longer a few minutes at a time.

*toque: pronounced – two/k (winter wool beanie hat, but toque is funner to say)

My newsletter goes out on Wednesdays:

Lines by Leon Newsletter: Dec 21

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Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

My new book page: http://books.linesbyleon.com/

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Published by Leon Stevens

I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

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