But the holiday retrospective is a challenge. For each one that makes the cut, hundreds of others wind up in the trash, which is sad, really. Sentimental hogwash aside, think of the future scholarship potential and what researchers might learn about our society through this important literary genre hundreds of years from now.
Sitting at your computer, with an empty pint of Haagen Dazs Peppermint Bark ice cream next to your keyboard, waiting for the season’s warmest wishes to shoot out your fingertips, there is so much doubt to be undone by: Will people love you or laugh at you? Haven’t Facebook and Twitter depleted all the navel-gazing possibilities? Most of the family is doing well, but how do you write about that loveable but confounding prodigal son?