In the morning I’ll be heading out of the country, and for the next couple weeks will be a little more out-of-touch than usual. Since I’ll be in Serbia, I’ll have the bonus of an extra Christmas—a Catholic one with an ethnic Hungarian family, followed by an Orthodox one (January 7) with an ethnic Serb family. (Funny how, while avoiding both forms of the faith, I gain the benefits of both!)

Anyway, to all our readers and even those who avoid this corner of the ‘sphere like the plague, have a good time. Use your chosen celebration and the New Year (again, I get two: the Eastern Orthodox one lies on January 14!!!) to keep track of where you’ve come from, and where you’re headed. I know I will.

Keep it real.

(Originally posted at the Contemporary Nomad)