Hooray. It's Turn Around Time! The Solstice Rolled By On December 21st at 12:48 pm...

 Alaska's The Only Place In The Union Where "Celebrating The Solstice" Doesn't Mean You're A New-Age Hipster  Alaska: ...


 Alaska's The Only Place In The Union Where "Celebrating The Solstice" Doesn't Mean You're A New-Age Hipster 


Alaska: Where Men Are Men 
...And Everybody Loves The Winter Solstice

The paradox of the two solstices is that the Winter Solstice is the most joyous. This is the shortest day of the year. It's the longest night of the year. But... this is "turnaround" time.  Every single day after December 21st brings on a few more seconds or minutes of daylight. And the promise of summer. 

The sadder solstice is the Summer Solstice, on June 21st. That day, June 21st, is gloriously long. But it marks the beginning of the end.  Once that second solstice comes, the shutting down of daylight begins. And we all know it, and dread the coming of winter. 

In Alaska, even the roughest, toughest guy is aware of the daylight. In other parts of America, "the solstice" is more of a 1960s Dawning Of The Age Of Aquarius-type thing. But here, it's reality. For everyone. 



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