My regular article for today is posted below. Here, I'd like to thank all my minions for e-mailing me wishing me a happy holiday. Thank you to the two minions that each sent me an Amazon gift card. It will be used wisely. And Sam, thanks for the care package. I got the coffee last Friday, so it came just in time for the holiday. Both of my kids called me yesterday, so that alone made my day. But gifts are always appreciated. Now, back to the gloom!