The christmas / holiday season has, to Dr Dorks mind, been so corrupted by commercial interests that any semblance of the true altruism of the season appears lost.
It is also a time of year that is especially hard for many. It is often thought that rates of suicide, for example, peak. However, this is in actuality not the case.
There has been some suggestion that the temporary boosting of services at such times is perhaps a reason, at least in part. This makes some sense to Dr Dork.
People do reach out more to others, at this time of year. Which is a good thing. However, come the new year, these good intentions may be often forgotten. Which is sad.
Better transient compassion than none, you might say.
Dr Dork has been of late considering whether he should gift his nom de plume a first name. 'Ebeneezer' had been suggested by Cathy following Dr Dorks reluctant and rather dour response to the "Christmas Meme".
Dr Dork was not being facetious in his responses. Added to the fact that he is wrangling the black dog at present, he understands why many loathe the 'festive season'. For Northern Hemisphere readers, this is also the time when Seasonal Affective Disorder is rampant.
Dr Dork has a simple prescription for making it through this period - watch this movie. And go easy on the eggnog.