Friends, your favorite gunslinger and all around rough, tough hombre, Dr. Nick, bids you greetings from Greater Tucson, Arizona, where he is currently luxuriating in thankfulness, friendship, and sunshine.
In other news, you may have heard that there's a new COVID variant that's almost certainly going to kill you. Oh well. You had a good run.
Unrelatedly, there has been a slight spike in COVID cases nationally, led by blue states.
Peronally, I think it's high time we stopped focusing on "cases" and looked more at excess deaths, which is where the rubber meets the road, after all.
You might find that this article, even though it's written by a leftist, will give you a more upbeat, optimistic perspective on the world this holiday season:
Finally, this one is interesting: Alabama is fining municipalities that remove Confederate monuments, on the theory that history, whether we like it or not, is worth preserving. Bravo, Alabama! At least someone, somewhere is trying to hold back the flood tide of cancel culture...