Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas! To all of you, enjoy a beautiful holiday, wherever you are, whatever the weather, and whatever your circumstances. And may your 2010 be the happiest of New Years.
Looking for a little reading to tide you over? Here are a few blog posts you may have missed the first time around:
Young Men and Fire – Norman MacLean’s great book about the smokejumpers and the Mann Gulch tragedy. This is one of the best books I’ve ever read.
The Devil’s Backbone – Travel on the Natchez Trace, where Meriwether Lewis lost his life. Anybody got a worse travel story from the holidays? Post it in the comments!
The Hibernating Bird – How Meriwether Lewis discovered one of nature’s true anomalies, a little bird who sleeps the North Dakota winter away. How are you coping with the cold?
Murder and Madness in the Lewis Family – Nightmare Before Christmas more to your taste? If, as some historians suspect, Lewis was one seriously screwed-up dude … it was all in the family.