It seemed like only yesterday we lit that flame.
And now, as August ends, it’s going out.
When the fire is going, the world seems like a whole different place.
People like each other, celebrating life.
There are competitions.
Folks from all walks of life come together as one.
And it usually ends with one big party with a lot of old music rocking.
No, this isn’t about the Summer Olympics. That happens once every four years.
This is all about summer, period.
Today is Labor Day. It’s supposed to be a holiday saluting our working class with speeches and parades.
In reality, it’s a federally supported day off work … well, at least for most of us.
But even more realistic, it is the end of summer.
The flame that’s going out isn’t the Olympic torch. It’s the one in our backyard barbecues.
The carefree days are over. It’s time to get serious.
For one, the fashion police are out to make sure you’re not wearing white anymore.
But the end of summer brings a more serious tone in sports, too.
Think about it.
Baseball teams are in the last month of the season with the playoffs looming.
After spending the first 135 games jockeying for position, this year’s contenders have stepped forward.