**Thomas Sowell's writing is always of interest but his article today on the Degeneration of Democracy caught my eye particularly.
**This Double Chocolate Torte from Barefoot and Baking caught my eye as well. (As long as we're reading about politics we might as well comfort ourselves with chocolate.)
**A good article on the strange new internet world etiquette that sets aside common courtesy in the name of the "Welborn Protocol". The "Welborn Protocol" I am
**And finally, I know it's a little early for Christmas shopping (I'm uptight like that sometimes) but I want to recommend these handmade dollies for a little one in your life. $29 for a pair and they are gorgeous! Strong, quality handmade construction lovingly made by a Pennsylvania woman. Two of my girls have received these as gifts from grandparents so I am recommending from experience. I'm amazed she hasn't raised her prices yet...