The end of summer, that is, for that is what people usually call late August and name it in their minds, even though summer doesn't end until September 23.
Two things happen around this time:
The first is the beginning of school for kindergarten through grade 12. That started for some school systems in the area about two weeks ago. This is much earlier than when I was going to school and is a precursor of all-year school.
The second is the college football season. Most schools will be playing on Thursday through Saturday of next week. Indiana University, my alma mater, will start its season against Ball State on September 3 at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.
Also ... four months from today will be Christmas. And the year will be two-thirds over at 4 p.m. next Tuesday.