Not to overspiritualize the situation, while the loss of electric is never welcome the loss of the internet became its own blessing. Once the initial panic of being 'cut-off' from the outside world wore off (about 20 minutes), it was nice to be able to focus on those things which are right in front of me and to be able to listen a bit more without all the streaming noise which I find online. And it could not have come at a better time of year. There was also the added benefit of reading through some of my SBL Boston purchases, some of which I will discuss here - always a good end-of-year-break-in-the-action activity.
So against many Christmas hopes and wishes, I continue on with the blogging. Until somebody sneezes near the internet tower. For the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer . . .