371 days without a vacation is long enough. It’s time to go sledding!
Must Read Alaska will be off the grid for a couple of weeks, returning in early January. I won’t be checking my messages starting Dec. 19. Yes, it’s going to be a cold-turkey kind of deal.
I appreciate all of the readers of Must Read Alaska. I value the advice, the words of wisdom, and the friendly criticism. I even appreciate those who send me notes with the subject line of “Typo.” Thank you! You’re a great editor!
I am grateful to regular senior contributors Win Gruening and Art Chance, as well as the guest contributors and subject experts who give readers different perspectives on the issues of the day.
And thank you to all of the supporters of Must Read Alaska for making it all possible. And the tipsters!
There will be plenty of news over the holiday, and I expect there will be some mischief. For now, however, the Must Read Alaska news site will look pretty much how it looks right now, without the daily updates.
JOIN ME IN READING
I’ll be reading a book over the holidays and encourage you to read along: Atomic Habits by James Clear. It’s about how to improve by 1 percent each day.
British Cycling had only won a single Olympic Medal since 1908 and had not won the Tour de France in the 110-year history of the race, when it hired Dave Brailsford as its performance director. He implemented a strategy he called, “the aggregation of marginal gains,” the idea that a tiny margin of improvement in your habits can be like compound interest in savings.
If you’re of a mind, please read along with me and go for the “37.78 percent better” by this time next year. Meanwhile…
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays!
See you on Jan. 8!
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