It's colder in Flagstaff than I am used to, and my hotel room was absolutely freezing last night. By the time I was wide awake enough to realize I had to get out of bed and fuss with the thermostat, I was wide awake. Wide awake enough to cruise through my email and do some posting on Facebook while I waited for the temperature to rise a bit. But not awake enough to have the presence of mind to write about the following pair of articles here.
And this is the sort of thing that's important enough to record for posterity, rather than simply posting to my Facebook wall for a fleeting conversation.
But post it to my Facebook wall I did, at something like 3:30 a.m.. And I suppose I'm glad because the ensuing conversation makes the post for me, saving me hours of writing. I hope you read through the entire post below, and maybe share it with friends.