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work: Full Moon Madness

When you think about it, the whole full moon thing seems like a bunch of nonsense. It's not like the moon is any closer, it's just reflecting more light back at us.

I wish someone would convince Mecosta, Osceola, and Montcalm county of that. So far, Montcalm's been the only problem, but all three of our Western counties have been known to get pretty riled during this time.

Only four shifts left after tonight!


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Nov. 26th, 2004 10:44 pm (UTC)
i hear ya

Its all about people wanting to believe in something.. Myths.. Superstitions etc.
It gives people something to get riled up about.. An Excuse..
Nov. 27th, 2004 10:12 am (UTC)
Re: i hear ya
The idea of the moon goes back to the time when we didn't have all of these wonderful modern appliances, like the light bulb. Before that was the all mighty candle/lamp power. Our cities and towns are not so well lite that only the brightest stars reach us. Now imagine not having that option. The best example; drive out to the county, fine a lonely farm road and stand outside of your car for a bit on a nice clear evening. Do this twice, once when the moon is new and once when the moon is full. That is how life was. Oh once your out in the county look to the horizon, see those big orange glowing dooms? Those are the cities. Even on a clearn night I can see Albany fourty minutes away, an oragne knife cutting the heavens. No wonder our ancestors found the moon and her cycles to be important.
Nov. 27th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC)
Re: i hear ya

Yes, I agree and whenever I am at our Cabin in northern Michigan I can notice so many more stars. Its amazing to just look up and see them all. Its so sad that cities have so much light pollution that takes so much from the heavens above. So many people don't even realize it.

I went to Las Vegas couple weeks back and when we were flying back home to Michigan, our pilot told us that we were flying over Lake Michigan and to look out to the left of the plane and we could see Aurora Borealis, more commonly called "Northern Lights." The view from the plane over Lake Michigan was so breath taking. While looking at it from Flint Michigan was wonderful, but not as great as in the plane.
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