I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. For me, the holiday season officially has kicked off. For years, decades, we’ve noted and groused that the holidays, meaning the commercial aspects of the holidays, begin earlier and earlier. However, as I’ve become accustomed to hearing the first seasonal music during the run-up to Halloween, it doesn’t bother me as it once did. It doesn’t bother me, because I ignore it. If stores want to stock Christmas decorations beginning in early October, what do I care? This season is special to me, and while I once allowed tawdry excess to diminish it, I have reclaimed it. It was easy. For me, the season begins when the spirit moves me. That’s about right now.