If that's the case, hello new readers! I'm John. I live in northern Virginia, about 35 or so from Washington, D.C. I like to read, sing, do crossword puzzles, and make lists. And every day during during the holiday season, which I define as starting on the first Sunday in Advent and ending on the Feast of the Epiphany, I make a specal holiday-related post. The first year I did this, I posted a Christmas poem every day. The next year, I posted Christmas-themed works of art from Washington, D.C., museums. The year after that, Christmas cards. Last year, I posted more poems, and a few works of prose as well. And this year? Well, you'll find out tomorrow. It's good though!
For my regular readers, be advised that I'll be suspending the lists of ten things, Poet's Corner, and Art on Sunday posts for the duration. I'll go back to the regular schedule on January 7, 2008. Not that I think anyone cares. I just wanted to make a note of it. Oh, and this is my new Advent icon. It is, appropriately enough, based on an icon, or more precisely on a 19th century reproduction of an icon, specifically the Iverskaia Mother of God, the original of which can be found at the Iveron Monastery on Mt. Athos in Greece.