Rockin’ the Autumnal Equinox

“Equinox” is the title of a great 1975 Styx album, one of many I figuratively “wore the grooves off” during my formative years.  The fall or Autumn Equinox refers to the arrival of fall of course, and represents nearly equal amounts (12 hours) of light and darkness each day.  At his time the sun is also directly over the Earth’s equator and rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west.  For this reason it’s said that more auto accidents occur during this time, because many roadways are oriented in an east-west direction.  Just travel I-20, and if the glare isn’t in your eyes going one way, it’s probably in the rear-view mirror.  So be safe.  Don’t forget your shades.  Slow down and enjoy the ride.  Sooner or later, it will really begin to feel like fall around here, despite the fact that we begin the season with a near 100-degree day forecast.  Football is back, the Revel and State Fair are on the way, and by Halloween…who knows, it might actually be pleasant outdoors.  Meanwhile, we can welcome in the season with a cold drink, shorts and flip-flops.   Many even a little music from Styx.

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