Happy Holidays From All Of Us To All Of You
December 10, 2012 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Well, thank heavens, we made it. The holiday season is upon us and it could not have come a moment later as far as I am concerned. Every year has its challenges, and here’s to hoping that 2013 is better and a bit easier for us all.
I am thankful that I will be able push my keyboard aside and walk away from the desk for a bit. After a year of writing, I have a pretty acute case of word poisoning, as anyone copy editing me, reading my stories in the past few months, and my family and friends who listen to me go on, will laughingly attest to. We all do the best we can. Your code has bugs, and you don’t see me picking on you about it. Wink, wink
I have spent the month baking the bazillion fruitcakes (OK, so there were only 39, but still, that is a lot of fruitcake) to send to family and friends, and have bottled up the Belgian Ale and Christmas Bock, which might be drinkable by New Year’s Day if I am lucky. Now I have to get some icing on the cakes and send them on their merry way through United Parcel Service, which is quite a project in and of itself. But I will tell you one thing it is not: Writing. With enough sleep, guitar picking, and staring out into space for a while, I am confident I can get back into 2013 full of vim and vigor and ready to fight the good fight. I hope you get the downtime and can recharge, too. If I could, I would invite you all over to my pub (which is not yet built, give me a decade) and give you all a cup of mulled wine or a strong ale and have a laugh.
More than anything else, I want to thank you for the gift that it is to serve you, dear readers, and you, supportive advertisers, and you, fellow employees. I value what all of you do, and I depend on you as I hope you all depend on me. Purpose is a powerful thing, and The Four Hundred gives me one.
Have a happy holiday, be safe, and we’ll all see you next year . . . .