I'm shutting things down here until the New Year - not that you'd notice it these days, I know, but I brim with good intention. I do have, at a minimum, new material (at last) for the Recommended sidebar and updated readings all coming in January.
Until then, I thank my loyal readers for your patience, your wit and your friendship during 2010, a trying year around here. To better times ahead.
Stay safe, be well and READ JAMES SALTER!