Harvey Moshman sent this photo of a sign in the Old Neighborhood Grill on Central Street.

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Good Day, Evanston, on the day spring is arriving, a hybrid day of winter and spring, with storms and warm weather both predicted. Yesterday’s Lake Michigan water temperatures were 43?at the Chicago shore and 41?at the Chicago crib.

This morning’s fog might have seemed symbolic to many, as uncertainty still reigns, I would guess, in a small part of each of us as we try to keep calm and think lovely thoughts.

The vernal equinox will occur here at 10:49 tonight. Although science rejects the notion that eggs can be balanced only at the equinox, I part with that notion reluctantly. For years, our neighbors’ children and ours would carefully balance six or seven raw eggs on the front stoop on the evening of the equinoxes. The fact that most of them were tipped over in the morning “proved” that they could be balanced only at the equinox.

Eggs aside, there is still a lot to be said for balance.

Social distancing is requisite, as even this goose on the canal seems to understand.

And here’s how the Old Neighborhood Grill is balancing business and humor.

Elsewhere on this website readers can find sound advice from the team at the Evanston Township High School school-based health clinic, updates how elected officials community institutions are addressing the virus, information about what has been cancelled, what remains open – and what conditions apply – and the good things people are doing to make this time in semi-seclusion less frightening and more productive.

We will get through this as a strong community.