1. Merry Christmas. A few days late.
2. I’m saddened by the death of Benazir Bhutto. I followed her story sort-of by accident because I read BBC’s news feed almost every day, and she is a heroine. I’m sure she’s not perfect, that some of the charges laid against her were based at least in part in reality, but her ability to lay herself aside and step out every day knowing that people wanted her dead inspires me. The fact that they finally got their way doesn’t mean they won.
3. Vacation is wonderful. The rest that comes with it is also wonderful. I’ve needed a break. So I’m going to get back to taking that break.