The Spririt of Giving

This year’s Christmas name-drawing has turned out to be marred by disaster and scandal, and caused my Sukie more than her share of distress. I’ve decided that Sukie and I are not going to be participating in the name-drawing this year: our names are to be withdrawn. I guess Christmas, for some people, means drama, and a competition to see who can be the most bitter and selfish.

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about these things lately, what pulls people apart, what pulls people together, why does anything go the way it goes. Sukie and I were listening to talk radio and they were airing some dramatic peices on the air. One of them was a husband and wife arguing, and at one of his outbursts, he revealed the reason why we’re so fat in this country: food is the only thing left that brings us any pleasure.

Isn’t it though? Well, that, and finding out what was down that damn hatch – I’ll be pleased if the rest of the season is as good.

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