Happy Nowruz!

Nowruz is the name for Persian or Iranian New Year! Since at least the time of the Zorastrians, the country we in the West called Persia, which we now call Iran (much closer to what the people living there called the country) celebrated the start of the new year on the first day of Spring. … More Happy Nowruz!

Welcoming Spring

Happy Spring!  Yesterday was the Vernal Equinox, the first time in the year that we had equal amounts of daytime and nighttime (at least at the equator).  Now we will have a few more minutes of light every day until we reach our peak at the Summer Solstice in  June (which represents the end of spring … More Welcoming Spring