New column is up. I managed to actually write an opinion piece this week, AND I almost posted by deadline (noon). How unusual.

Lights in the Heights last night was wonderful. It was cold enough to warrant taking a few nips off the airplane bottle of scotch in my pocket. Seemed like there were more lights this year than last, but maybe that’s related to the hooch I was drinking. I love seeing so many people at this event each year – there aren’t any turkey legs or face-painting booths or anything – just lots and lots of over-the-top Christmas decorations. And dueling entertainment. We saw bell choirs (is that what they’re called? the people who play bells?) next to carolers next to chicks on guitars next to children having to perform because of their parents’ unfulfilled dreams. It was great.

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