I miss the sun

Posted in books, personal at 8:19 pm by danvk

It set at 4:53 PM today. And it’s only going to get worse over the next month, as we head towards the winter solstice on December 21.

For some perspective, check out Graham Robb’s excellent New York Times op-ed piece on human hibernation, The Big Sleep. Well into the 19th century, people in the European countryside went into partial hibernation during the winter. Robb’s book is near the top of my reading list.


  1. Leenie said,

    November 28, 2007 at 7:40 am

    The people of Beaucaire on the Rhône made enough money at their summer fair to spend the rest of the year “smoking, playing cards, hunting and sleeping.”

    My kind of people!

  2. aditive said,

    November 30, 2007 at 11:54 am

    hmmm, hybernation. sounds like something I’d wanna do;)

  3. Klondike said,

    July 25, 2011 at 1:51 am

    No quesoitn this is the place to get this info, thanks y’all.