Again, Merry Christmas. Bear would like to take a moment to thank all who have showed their appreciation for his efforts through their PayPal donations. Some have been astonishingly generous, but they all make the Bear happy and cover the modest expenses of our ephemeris. Some have set up a $10 per month donation. Thank you, all who have kept him in salmon, have contributed comments, or just enjoyed some of the Bear's eclectic articles.