Scrooge's elixir

Stephen Baker

I'll confess. I've been feeling like Scrooge this holiday season. Even while wrestling the tree into the house the other night, I fretted that it would cover my sweater with sap, poke a hole in the ceiling, prove an irresistible temptation to the cats, who would destroy all the ornaments. You get the idea. Most of all I worried (correctly, I'm sure) that Christmas would interfere with my work.

Now I've read a wonderful Holiday Manifesto by David Armano. If you're feeling Scroogy, have a look.