We just enjoyed Earth Hour with the help of 21 candles and a backgammon board. The hour between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. must be one of the most "electric" times the day. It felt incredibly unnatural to have to finish what we were doing and settle down. Ironic, considering that people did this for millennia -- and while they were around, global warming wasn't.
If you're not sure what I'm talking about, check out EarthHour.org. And if you happen to be in a part of the world where it's not yet 8:30 p.m. on March 28, do the earth a favor and turn off your lights. It's just an hour. And it's only the lights. The guidelines don't ban playing Barry White.