Day 12 beginning with the winter solstice of 2021.
Today is the first day of the new solar year 2022. It is on this day that people living along the equator will see the star Sirius directly overhead. For everyone living in the northern hemisphere the star will be seen above the horizon in the middle of the sky, but not directly overhead. Unfortunately, those living in the southern hemisphere will not be able to see the star at all, and must trust the eyes of those who live in the north.
And yes, I apologize, the countdown was not really a count down; it was a count up, and if anyone was confused by the direction of the count, you are welcome to demand further apology on my part. Simply, before I could count down properly, I needed to be able to count up to the point from which I wished to count down. And, the word countup has yet to appear in any of my dictionaries.
Next year you will experience a true countdown. I promise. And, I have yet to become a politician, although this could change very soon.
So, without further à dieu, please allow me to wish everyone a sagacious and salutary Happy (Solar) New Year!
ps. Now, if anyone would like to travel from the south to the north and back again and can pay his or her own way, I would be happy to put him or her up for a night to see the star of Sirius somewhere in the middle of the north sky. Just make sure that you come across the border legally, as I do not want ICE knocking on my door and accusing me of harboring an illegal alien.
This, by the way, is not a “JAB” against ICE, for they do exactly what our government is suppose to do when given a chance to do their job properly and are not hindered by the small minds in Congress who are cluttering our streets with addicted junkies fed by cross-border drug traffickers.
Then too, I live in a “BLUE” state — one of those whose government officials cater to the wealthy, and believe that our nation’s producers should feed, clothe, and shelter all of world’s criminals and other non-producers — including those at the top who tend to the little minds of those who fill the halls of our Congress and our respective State legislatures, county boards, and city councils.
In the end, the “woke” still have something to teach those of us who have yet to awaken. Unfortunately, it is not the lesson that the “woke” want us to learn; rather, it is the lesson that we all should have learned before the “woke” awakened us. Our government and our market place have been corrupted by counterfeit currency (soft money), and we need to put an end to it.