All, don't forget to go and lend some money at http://www.kiva.org/team/tablog. How cool it is to have an opportunity to help global brothers and sisters become self-sustaining!
On a separate note, I have decided to stop writing this blog after 5+ years. It's been a blast and given me a much needed outlet for my writing and thoughts. However, for several months, I have felt called to start a new blog focused on living simply and how we might be able to end poverty if we all take only our share and relearn what it means to have enough. As such, I have decided to stop writing here.
If you are a friend/family, I'll see you on Facebook. If I don't know you, but you enjoy my writing, please follow my new blog here: http://livesimplyenough.com/
Have a blessed and relaxing holiday! Remember those who have less than you and keep your friends and family near.