Dear Reader:

Please forgive my stealing some e-discovery bandwidth to wish you a happy holiday.  I hope you’re ensconced with those you love and the gift you’ll value most is just being together.  It’s not easy.  The stress of family, travel, crowds, expense, exhaustion, alcohol, end-of-year finances, over-consumption and under-appreciation can really push your buttons.  So, smile broadly, adjust your expectations to something less than Whoville, George Bailey and A Christmas Carol, and enjoy the moment.  It only comes once a year.