For all of you living where the weather is so bitterly cold, I really hope you've got time to read while you concentrate on staying warm! Please be careful if you have to go out in these horrible temperatures--I have never once been anywhere at below 0! I think the coldest was a morning years ago in Reno, NV, where it was 6 degrees above zero. The tires on our VW bus were frozen to the parking lot at the casino hotel where we'd stayed, and Doug and I had to rock it back and forth the next morning to break it free. From what I'm reading in the news, 6 degrees would feel almost balmy in a lot of the US right now!
Take care, stay warm, and watch for the next newsletter in February. I'm shooting for early in the month on these. Let's see how long I can keep it up. For those of you curious about what I'm up to between newsletters, I occasionally update my casual "online diary" here.
On another note, for those of you who follow the story of Ross Dillon, I have rebuilt the website and it's now live. I've talked to his mom, and she'll be sending an update in a few days. I'd asked her to hold off the past few months while I set up the new site, and it just went live yesterday. There's still work that needs to be done--formatting was lost when I moved the archives over to the new site--but I've got all but a few years repaired. It's up at www.rossdillon.com