I noticed the light changed on Monday.  I went on vacation. When I got to Michigan 2 weeks ago it was summer; when I left it was early fall. It fills me with mixed feelings: I love the fall light, the fall colors; I dread the short days and the bitter cold, but I love the idea of warm drinks, the shop filled with folks and the excitement of new projects.

I also find this time of year reflective. The High Holidays -- which occur next week -- in the Jewish faith, are a time to review relationships, forgive, take responsibility in a fresh way, renew and plan to live a fuller, more spiritual and meaningful life in the coming year.

Shana Tova,