I have decided to take a break from blogging during the Christmas holidays. It is the first time I have turned off the blog since it started in April 2012.

Now, after writing 13,500 posts, after reading more than 300,000 comments, I am hitting the pause button for a few days.

If you see anything interesting online or in the local news, send me a link. I will be stockpiling posts for the re-launch.

You should rest, spend time with friends and family, read, travel, relax.

That’s what I plan to do.

I hope you miss the blog. I will be back on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Have a happy, healthy, satisfying Néw Year. Hug those you love.