Linda, appropriately clad for the season
It is time to face facts: this computer is toast. I have spent most of the day wrestling with it, with very little useful result. I cannot post to Facebook, I cannot use Word, and I have to wrestle with cryptic pop-up messages of doom every few minutes. So, Saturday I will drive to the big city and buy something newer and presumably better. Then I may see how many times I can skip this one on the Salton Sea. Here is all I want to say right now:
As usual, I ask that you do not give me presents for Christmas. Cards are welcome, of course. If you feel so inclined, give a gift to Fred Hutch, using this web address:
As of this moment it will be matched by some anonymous benefactor, who has pledged $100K for the purpose;. If you do donate, please remember to direct your donation to ovarian cancer research. Hell, let me get in the spirit of the thing, too: I will match any donations from now until 12/31 - up to a total of $1K. So, Merry Christmas, and stay sober. This advice does not necessarily apply to me.