Links for 19 Oct

Coming to the halfway point of October with all indications that the holidays will have as much lights, noise, and perspectives as ever. There’s a wonder with some if this year’s holiday season will land more on the side of taking a deep breath, or just waiting for the next shoe to drop. In whatever case, weather swings and sings along with familiar and unfamiliar themes in this week’s links.

A few lights posted here as well: