Live for today

Do you put things off for some special day in the future? Don’t wait. Find something to celebrate this week with its variety of cultural events, religious observances and natural holidays. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Fall starts on September 23, the equinox. Shorter…

Lent re-imagined

Many Christian denominations observe Lent, which begins this week on Ash Wednesday. The season will conclude on Easter Sunday, around six weeks from now. Lent lasts for 40 days, actually 46, but Sunday’s are not counted. Sunday represents the resurrection, so Christians choose to not fast or perform penance on the Sabbath. Before embarking on…