I’ve mentioned before how wonderful the holidays have been in part because my far-flung children have been home. I love them, of course. But it puts me in touch with a more exciting life, however briefly they pass through home.

My daughter, for example, is here to be a bridesmaid in a wedding. One of her duties today: To be sure the necessary vegan meals were at hand for a dinner party tonight — at Whole Hog BBQ.

An open line for Friday, though I have at least one “live” post yet to come.