So as we all booze it up a little here at the offices of my day job (the editors are having some kind of seminar away from the offie, so the mice...er reporters are playing, no paper tommorrow), I will take this chance to extend warmest holiday greetings to the small but apparently loyal readership of this blog. A Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Joyous Kwanzaa (assuming there is at least one reader of African descent) and belated Hannukah greetings! Oh, yes, and belated happy Solstice (Saulgrieži) to any Latvian Dievturi (adherents of the old Latvian Diety, who was not very much into the fire, brimstone and commandments scene, but prefered to ride his pony so gently that not even a blossom was disturbed). Plus any Russian Orthodox readers who will have barely recovered from the Latvian Christmas partying to do Orthodox Christmas and Staray Novi God and all that stuff all over again. So Happy Whatever to all!!