I can't resist
Normally I try to keep my family out of this blog as much as possible, but I can't resist sending a shout-out to my brother-in-law, who won the National Book Award for his novel Europe Central last night.
Congratulations, Bill. I wish I could write half as well as you. I'll drink a pint or three in your honor today, and I look forward to sharing one with you in person next week.