I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

Maya Angelou

In memory of one of our favorite writers (if you haven’t read her work, do it!)

(And, by the way, our answers are: (1) Put on rain boots, catch raindrops on your tongue, and jump in a puddle. You’re never too old for that. (2) Never check luggage. (But if for some reason you did, aim to buy a week’s worth of clothing in thirty minutes or less.) (3) Pop some Christmas cookies in the oven and a Christmas movie on the TV (A Christmas Story or How the Grinch Stole Christmas, preferably) and have someone over to help you untangle them.)