Ed. note: This post will stay here at the top of the blog for a while. As I write this, on January 17, there are three weeks’ worth of posts on deck. In practice, that means that – while you never can rely too much on the relationship between when I post something and when the events depicted in the post take place (whether they take place in my mind or in the world) – right now, you really can’t. The only think you can know for sure is that pretty much everything you’re reading about happened at least two or three weeks earlier. And in some cases, years earlier..