Just a brief note, mostly not related to Christmas.
A few weeks ago I suddenly started getting tons of spam comments so I changed the filter to hold all comments containing even one link in moderation. (It was formerly set at two links or more) Then suddenly a few days before Christmas I stopped getting spam comments. I haven’t had a single one for almost a week. Could it be that even spammers have a little bit of the Christmas spirit? Nah. I doubt it. But anyway… hardly anyone ever posts links in comments but if you do it might take a while to appear.
A couple of years ago Fillyjonk called the week after Christmas, “the quiet week at the bottom of the year.” I like that. It’s much better than thinking of it as “the big let-down after Christmas”. We hear that there is so much depression this time of year and I know that some people really can’t control it but normal people who do not have anything clinically wrong can control their own thoughts and attitudes. It is possible to look on the bright side, to appreciate the calm, the quiet, the solitude if you are so blessed. It might seem hard to do at first but if you force yourself, like most efforts, it gets easier and soon becomes a habit.
Okay, that’s my preachy bit for the week. I should do that more often, it felt good. It would feel even better if thousands of people would listen to me but never mind that. I’m starting to babble because I have nothing to say. Have a wonderful quiet week and a cheerful New Year. I might or might not neglect this site for the next week.