I bought a made-in-the-USA scarf inexpensively on eBay. The morning started with a lot of fog. I took a picture of a female American kestrel standing on a Reserved Parking sign. The news was full of revelations of untoward action by intelligence officers, as a Senate report added details to unfortunate things we all pretty much already knew or guessed. The regional police looked for the uncaptured fourth robber from a series of home invasion robberies, including two in our suburb. I had the chance to choose between watching "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and watching "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" on television, and chose neither. Our holiday cactus is slowly heading toward blooming.