A significant day for two reasons. For months now we’ve been hearing that today is going to be the end of the world, based on some dodgy readings of the Mayan calendar. And of course it is also the first day of winter.As I was heading home tonight, this sign seemed to encapsulate for me at least both possibilities. A fiery end-of-the-world scenario could indeed have been a “hot-as-chilis” experience, but as it turned out we are all still here of course. So the first day of winter takes precedence, and appropriately enough there was actually a dusting of snow on the ground when I left for work this morning. So the day that many predicted would be “chili” hot just ended being “chilly” — as it should have been.