I'm back in Eugene, at the house of my youth w/the moms. Was a good thing to unplug for a couple of days and let the 100 or so emails just pile up. Everybody wants a piece of me.
It appears that among my peers, text messaging has hit a tipping point. Holiday greetings all around.
My self-improvement plan of "letting myself get really bored" is paying off so far. I have to get back to work for a bit here -- true vacation will have to wait, again -- but I felt like I made some personal progress in the last couple days, re-reading and then writing several new entries in my offline paper journal.
So, I'm getting organized for the time being. Not sure yet what my partyplans might be for New Years, etc, but I'll make some calls today.
Hope you and yours are having a very merry Boxing Day:
Boxing Day dates back to past centuries when it was the custom for the wealthy to give gifts to employees or to people in a lower social class, most especially to household servants and other service personnel. The name has numerous folk etymologies.
As with Christmas itself, some elements of Boxing Day are also likely related to, and ultimately derived from, the ancient Roman Saturnalia, which also had elements of gift giving and social role reversal.
So tip well, etc.