Just back from the shops getting last minute things we need for Christmas.
Thinking about Christmas and looking back, I think of this as the year we began rediscovering New England. Just as it took New England many years to decline in public prominence, so its rediscovery takes time.
One aspect of this is the way in which easily available material on New England, the broader North, vanished. Now it's starting to come back.
My thanks to all my friends and colleagues, new and old, for your support during the year.
Back on 31 December 2008, Belshaw’s World: Christmas in New England provides one picture of a New England Christmas. There are many others.
May you all have a happy and peaceful Christmas.