December ’09

What next?

The economy has stabilized, at least for the time being, more than a year after the world financial system collapsed, causing massive job losses, the obliteration of people’s savings and a widespread climate of fear.

A good read on Christmas | On the bookshelf

Think of Christmas, and you’ll think of traditions. Family traditions. Cultural traditions. Religious traditions. Musical, literary and movie traditions. No other holiday carries with it such an abundance of decorations, songs and food, and depth of religious meaning as Christmas. These books help to explain the holiday of peace and joy, from Baby Jesus to old St. Nick.