On this first day of autumn, Discover’s Bad Astronomy blog has uploaded a full year of sunrises as seen from space. Somewhere in there, for many of us, is the “light depression equinox” when there isn’t enough light to pull us out of a funk. Based on the conversations I’ve had with people so far, it’s right around now.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.