TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT
Murray Felstead sent along this link to an endearing little Christmas puzzle that’s worth the modest effort required to solve it.
HEART-WARMING SEASONAL TALE
Winter does not come in on little cat’s feet in Minnesota: it hits with sledgehammer severity.
Some avifauna in the Land of the Lakes must have consulted a calendar as accurate as that we used last week to ask for January availability, a deadly error for a few among them. However, some extraordinary efforts in their behalf are paying dividends.
Thank you to Scott Wood (and Tammy Cowan) for this link:
The last half of December includes Christmas and New Year’s, and leads directly to the first half of January, which includes the re-birth of the perennial rugby year.
We here in Northern California are blessed to have generally amicable weather this time of year, skiing nearby if we wish, and rugby teams that are ready to go when the old calendar is tossed to make way for the new.
Although each new season greatly increases the workload here at Hail, Pelicus! Editorial headquarters, we look forward to it. Most of the year, in the average week we read several books and watch a rugby game on the computer. From January to May we generally read maybe a book a month and don't have time to see any rugby games except those we see in person, such is the press of administrative matters and over a thousand rugby e-mail per week.
But it’s well worth the investment of time to further The Game here in Pelicanland.
We are certain that all of our referees derive the same sense of satisfaction from the time they devote to their craft.
ADMINISTRATIVE LOOSE ENDS
We still have about a dozen refs who have not sent in their availability to referee in January and more than that who have not signed the safety protocol. These folks will be contacted separately.
Remember also to update your CIPP registration for 2007. Do it this year if you want to be able to write off the expense.
And mark that new calendar to show our next society meeting on Wednesday, January 10.
THIS WEEK’S PHOTO
Consider the Christmas Puzzle to be the photo of the week, and have a joyous week with family and friends.
For the Senate