My four-and-one-half regular readers—or, say, maybe two of them, anyway—will have noticed that I finally ditched the Christmas trappings. Once I switched to the Christmas-y theme, which I liked for all of about, oh, 20 minutes, I figured I ought to stick with it for the entire season. But it’s January 2 now, and that means it’s time for all of the holiday decorations to come down. It’s a relief to be back to normal. Are you with me?