The holiday was lovely - deep philosophical discussions of 80's cinema with my stepbrothers, some nice reading (Ventus by Karl Schroeder), and the old junker actually made it to NM and back (and only ate 1 quart of oil and half a gallon of coolant). I'm thinking that's her last road trip, though.
Go read this great article in the Times this morning with a good if unsubtle title. Check it out. Then buy some American stuff if you need to buy something.
I'll be doing some work this week and next, then heading to AZ for 10 days starting on Jan. 6th. I should be doing a few blog posts in the meantime, but the holidays will continue to hold some of my attention, so don't expect loads of writing (or working) to happen.