Today is the shortest day of the year --the Winter Solstice -- also known as Yule or "midwinter". Personally I just mark it as the turnaround point for the shorter days and longer, darker nights. Six months from tonight is June 21st - Summer Solstice -- which is so much more fun when sitting outside in the lovely B'game evenings. So chins up, B'gamers. It's all brighter from tonight on! In the meantime enjoy the lights around town that are intended to chase the dark away.