Lately, there just doesn't seem to be time to breathe life into the blog, so in the interest of more pertinent stuff (getting through the holidays intact) I'll be posting intermittently until Dec 25. Contrary to the blather on a lot of major media outlets, not everyone is headed to the border this Christmas. The store is getting markedly busier, and I'm coming home exhausted most days.
If you're inclined, you can track the better blogs, and the blogroll here and a pair of indispensable newspapers here and here.
In the interests of beating a drum for a moment; there are always good reasons to shop where you live. This is just one more. All I want for Christmas is a carbon tax.
Have a merry Christmas or if you can't do that; just keep your head down. It'll be over soon enough.
Posted by Dave