...for travel—which means posting will be very sporadic for a week or so, while Jaimee and I traverse the East Coast.
...for spontaneous end-of-the-year tax-deductible donations—to good causes
...for my traditional yearly link to the definitive work of American Christmas lore—James Thurber's A Visit from Saint Nicholas (In the Ernest Hemingway Manner)
. It was the night before Christmas. The house was very quiet. No creatures were stirring in the house. There weren’t even any mice stirring. The stockings had been hung carefully by the chimney. The children hoped that Saint Nicholas would come and fill them...