For the next ten days, we’re on semi-official leave in Florida, where it’s pissing down rain at the moment.  We will be posting in our usual desultory fashion nonetheless, as

  • the holiday season invariably provides an amazing level of fodder for our comment, and
  • we have some interesting new information on one of our favorite topics, which even Santa cannot delay.

Happy holidays to all our readers, and our best wishes for a serene and successful 2011.