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    Joyous Yule!

    by Happy 5th Day of Yule. Or, as a lot of you are probably calling it, Christmas. I’m not going to rehash my reasoning for our departure from the standard Christmas model. I’m not going to worry about which of the myriad of holidays, traditional or otherwise, you might want to celebrate. Be happy, be healthy, be well. Merry <insert solstice-ish holiday of choice here>! by

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    Halfway Out of the Dark

    by So the winter solstice was last night at 12 minutes to midnight, Eastern (my time zone). That makes today the shortest day of the year. We’re half way out of the dark, as a writer for Doctor Who put it a couple of years back, a line nicely delivered by Matt Smith. Half way out of the dark. As I get older, that seems to matter more. I’m not saying I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (or that I don’t), but I do tend to be an introspective person and that certainly seems to get stronger in the winter. My family might be able to tell you if I’m moodier…