Ready to light this candle

I am not actually lighting any candles today. Maybe I should, out of gratitude. A book launch is a lot like a rocket launch, maybe: Everyone sees the guy sitting on top in the funny suit, but it took a whole bunch of hard-working, smart and friendly people to get him there.

Anyhow, here's a series of internet thingees that convey today's mood. (Also, if you are reading this on Friday, and you live in Dallas, come on by the book launch at Barnes & Noble on Northwest Highway at 7 p.m.) 


Michael Merschel