Yesterday (Nov 19)’s Boston Globe had a full page ad with a graphic of a wishbone and  a star, and the following text: Let’s redefine Christmas. By putting more Thanksgiving in it. No sooner does Thanksgiving end, than the loathsome shopping season begins – a month-long compulsion to buy something, anything, for everyone. We’re pressed. …


OK, so here’s the pumpkin I carved on Monday night, lit up, in action on Halloween: Here it is, next to the magazine cover I modeled it on. It’s the hair line that makes the cover picture recognizable. The lack of it is a big part of why the pumpkin isn’t.