I am doing the holiday rounds visiting the grandparents and will be gone untill the 26th. For some reason goat ranches in the middle of nowhere don’t have internet, go figure.

But let me at least plug my grandmother’s recently published novel, Goat Diary. It is a good read about the trails and tribulations of my grandparents leaving their cosmopolitan downtown lifestyle and embarking on the Texas dream of slowly morphing into a pair of true rednecks… and enlisting their grandchildren as unpaid labor to turn 1,000′s of acres of hill county wilderness into a profitable venture in livestock. To bad I still hate goats.