The winter solstice is upon us once again, and since Christmas Eve falls on a Saturday this year, it’s Caturday Catmas. Never let it be told I don’t observe tradition.
Joking aside, 2011 was a rough year both from a personal side, with a lot more sickness and stress about things I don’t care to discuss in a public forum than I’d have liked, and within society in general, where there was much, much too much generalized insanity and too many good people dying.
Let’s hope 2012 turns out better. But for now, during the dark times, we can at least relax, sit back and enjoy quiet time with family and friends. A breather.
Sit back. Take a deep breath. Exhale slowly. Take another. Eat something delicious. Think about good things. Hug your loved ones.
Nobody is going to take care of you if you don’t.
As it’s Christmas, here’s one of my favorite seasonal songs: Robert Earl Keene’s Merry Christmas from the Family.
His grin gets me every time.
Happy holidays, one and all.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.