... and Ramadan Mubarak to Muslim readers.
This evening marks the beginning of the year 5766 on the Jewish calendar, and (as every year) the beginning of the period known as the Ten Days of Repentence. The second day of Rosh haShanah is also my father's yahrzeit.
I'm afraid I don't have any words of inspiration and wisdom right now, but please go visit Judith at Kesher Talk for plenty of both.
Also, go visit Paula Gaon for a tribute to John Lennon, with whom Paula shares a birthday.
L'Shanah Tovah teykatvu v'teychatmu ... may you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.