It’s here, my Christmas cold. I am snuffling my way through the merriment. Despite Cold FX and much hand-washing, it hit last night, and today I’ve been through half a box of Kleenex. But luckily – and not coincidentally, I’m sure – I have no teaching, nothing more than Xmas errands and visits with friends to force me to haul my bones from home. So I’m staying put.