Thursday, December 19, 2019


On Sunday, the 22nd of December, COTTonLINE will celebrate the thirteenth anniversary of its founding in 2006. Inasmuch as I’ll be flying to the coast on Sunday, I’m noting the milestone today while I have the leisure (and WiFi signal) with which to do so.

If you’ve been reading us for some years now, our thanks for your kind attention. If you are new to COTTonLINE, welcome aboard. The other DrC and I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

It is also time to note the Winter Solstice occurring on Saturday, the shortest day of the year. It marks the official end of autumn and start of winter in the northern hemisphere.

On Sunday, days will start getting longer, nights getting shorter, a process which will continue until the Summer Solstice on June 21. Think of the two solstices as “bookends” anchoring the seasons.