Here’s part of why I have been otherwise-occupied the last month or so: one of several essays I’ve written for public radio.
The link is not direct, and as time goes on you will have to search through a couple layers on the website, but for your listening pleasure:
Go to http://wamc.org . Search for Programs: The Roundtable, December 22, 2014 Listener Essay (11:35 am) and look for Diane Kavanaugh-Black, “God Rest Ye Merry, Elmo Doll.”
The A-plus student sighs in relief, that the only recording error was not her own; but it would have been fine if she had made mistakes, too.
Peace, stillness, and plenty of sparkling lights to you all.