Hey all you regular Dear Readers, how are you doing this early winter? I know pretty much how John, Birger and Phillip are. But there are signs that others are reading regularly, just not commenting all the time, or at all. I’m not just thinking of Ingvar, Seth, Aquadraco, Lassi, SoundEagle, Jan, Sean, Eric L and Erik van R. Lurkers, please de-lurk briefly and tell us how things are with you! For instance, aren’t any ladies reading this sausage fest? How is everybody in northerly latitudes coping with the shorter days?