Dear patient readers,
I hope all of you are able to get some R&R and do something fun over the Christmas holidays. We will be posting on a reduced schedule. Most weekdays, we will have daily Links and 2 cross posts or “reruns” from our archives though Monday January 3. Nicholas Corbishley will be posting next week and we’ll also have some new material from Lambert and Jerri when they cover Sundays and Mondays. Lambert is similarly cutting back on Water Cooler by hosting open threads.
However, our able and hardworking moderators, Jules and katiebird, will be off from tomorrow through January 3. We would like to keep comments open, but only Lambert and I will be on duty. That means comments that come in when we are not on the grid will take a while to be reviewed and freed. Sorry about that, but the alternative is shutting down comments entirely, which we have done on past comment holidays.
Please be on good behavior. Because Lambert and I also need breaks, I know I am likely to be even less patient with less than ideal conduct, like stating things as if they were fact when they are not common knowledge and therefore need evidentiary support, assignments, thread-jacking, broken record, and other forms of bad faith argumentation. I would rather not have to put coal in some readers’ stockings!
And stay safe!
An old holiday fave:
And maybe this will be a new one: