As the moon rises over Mardi Gras 2012, I'm recovering from a day in which we met Mayans with End of the World 2012 signs, a honey badger and a Dogs Against Romney mascot, all within a block.
Reading about the worst of human nature in a celebration that's all about joy gripped the hearts of readers and the outpouring of support has reached avalanche proportions.
"Jubilant. Such a thrilling project for my whole family and it was quite and emotional high. I didn't want to feel sad on his birthday. Even though there was poignancy, and a sense of missing him, it was celebratory. He would have loved this project."
It's Leap Day, a day when 40-year-olds can celebrate their 10th birthday, and the day that La Bougie du Sapeur is published once every four years.