January 5, 2017
Received an invitation to the inauguration of Governor Cooper. Might go if it were a little further off than this Saturday. Weathermen predict that snow will cancel it anyway. Good rhythm of exercise and writing. Went through my annual terrible Christmas withdrawal, which will make the actual taking down of the tree easier tomorrow. I am going to write a story, “The Boy Who Loved Christmas,” if I can find a way not to make it maudlin.