After my daily breakup with Ebenezer, I promptly run off to the Green Man to drown my sorrows in a cup of lemonade. I've a cup there just for that purpose. I arrived there on Sunday and couldn't find my cup. Puzzled, I looked to the bartender, who was just finishing filling the cup and putting it on the bar for me. Recognition dawned, and I promptly asked the young man to marry me. (After all, I was on the fast-track to spinster-hood and it was more kindness than I'd seen from Ebenezer in far too long.) It's the little joys of Dickens that make it so worthwhile. You want to feel the spirit of Christmas and the connection of a community that cares for one another? Just come work Dickens. It truly is magical.