Heads up: This blog will be on vacation between Christmas and New Year


I’ve tried hard to post to this blog every day, and mostly multiple times every day, since I started it on January 1, 2008.  I’ve mostly succeeded, apart from a couple of spells in hospital or while traveling.  However, that’s meant I’ve had less time to do other needful things, and less time to relax with my lovely wife.

Therefore, I’m going to put myself on blog leave from Christmas morning, December 25th, 2021, until Saturday, January 1, 2022, both dates included.  I’ll start posting again on Sunday, January 2, 2022.  During my absence, please amuse yourselves in the archives of this blog, or read the other bloggers listed in the sidebar – they write good, too!

Tomorrow’s articles will appear as usual, of course.



  1. Have an awesome Christmas and new years Peter, I will miss your posting, but your vacation is VERY MUCH deserved.

  2. Merry Christmas, and happy new year. Don't worry about us, spend the time with your wife. Relax and recharge, you both need it after the last few years

  3. We are going to hold you to it, despite overwhelming pressure that you yourself will feel compelled to share your thoughts and observations. It will take willpower, and we will still check each day to see if you can do it. Godspeed, and have a blessed Christmas with friends and family. of which you have a huge family of readers. See you next year with thanks for all you do!

  4. Mr Peter, take the time, have a wonderful Christmas and I do understand what it is to blog since helping out Phil at Busted Nuckles it is a full time job to find material and think of witty repartee and I don't even editorialize, that is Phil's job. Enjoy your blog immensely!

  5. Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year to young, your family, and to all of the articulate and interesting commenter you attract to your blog. Thanks all. John in Indy

  6. This blog has been on my 'daily drive-by' for so long now. It's such a wealth of information.

    The crop of memes each week is pure bonus.

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