This week’s holiday: Guess. I am amazed at the spontaneous descriptions and discussions on journals and weblogs and chat rooms. There’s much more than last year. This begs the question of whether journals/blogs are ‘private’ or ‘public’ texts, and whether they have already evolved newsmedia-type conventions like A Holiday Is A News Peg. Favorite comment so far is Patrick: “Nobody does patriotism like New Englanders.” Me, I ate a makkara but it just wasn’t the same.
PS 2015: That was when the Internet was whelming but not overwhelming. Of course, holidays have long been a peg for private correspondence: cards particularly. Patrick is still a go-to person in my intersphere for the pithy comment.