Regular readers of this space may have noticed I haven’t been updating things here. For over two weeks I’ve been living outside of my home due to no heat or hot water (backordered parts due to Hurricane Sandy). So I was working from an iPad in that span and having a hard time trying to figure out how to do my usual work from it.

In the meantime, last week there were two Game Plan columns published to Both, in their own way, are expressions of gratitude. The first is about what came out of staying with my parents for a week and a half. The second is about my traditional annual shopping day with people I love:

It’s Time to Break Your Routine

An Unapologetic Black Friday