My wife, Marianne, left the fake fireplace on the fake TV channel for me to watch while she is baking a ham. But she was thoughtful enough to get your column, “Fables of the U.S. Senate race” (Dec. 20) on the computer for me.
I loved your thoughtful commentary on the fables, there’s lots of wisdom there for everyone.

Let’s enjoy a day of rest and family, and respite from the political trench warfare of 2017, to clean our weapons and redistribute the ammo for the New 2018 Year.

Damn the torpedoes.

Jim Eddins