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Opinion

Alex Beam

Letting the sun shine in

Alone among the notable days in the year, there stands the summer solstice, in splendid, sun-drenched isolation. It starts Friday, the longest day of the year, when the sun (Latin “sol”) stands still (“sistere”) and shines for slightly over 15 hours.

Why no love for the summer solstice, a day when you can do whatever you like outdoors from dawn to dusk and then some?

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