Everyone is finally gone for a week, and I am just now settling down into a bottle of bourbon and the several hundred e-mails that occupy my "to do" folder. The office is pleasantly quiet, and a calm has taken over me. Just like last year, Tim Keck has promised some sort of bonus on top of state minimum wage if I stay around the office over the break and make sure that "identity thieves don't infiltrate our mainframe." (Last year, it was to see that "the internet tubes don't overheat.") Since Keck does not know how to locate the blogs or even "log on to the internet," I don't mind telling you all that his paranoia is slowly compiling. I am looking forward to catching up on my reading and some long-overdue projects. Happy holidays to all.