Happy Vernal Equinox! Curiously, there isn’t a lot of history about how Druids celebrated this holiday, but the Christian way of determining Easter is Pagan enough: The first Sunday after the first full moon that follows the spring equinox.

And as of yesterday, we marked five years of the Iraq war. There’s a really good article in the Tribune (I know, I never thought I’d say that, either) about the local protest that only drew 75 people, and about public apathy in general. To quote, “Just one in four Americans know that nearly 4,000 U.S. service members have died in Iraq.” We’re at 4,000 dead and 30,000 injured–and people think putting a “Support Our Troops” car magnet on their SUVs (not even a bumper sticker, a magnet) makes them good concerned citizens.

Support our troops. Get them home.