Our neighbor Matt is marking his birthday today. Edward Lawson will celebrate his tomorrow . . . TheBurg for February has arrived and your copy awaits. The staff can be really pleased with this issue. It is crammed with newsy items we hadn't encountered before . . . Thanks to technology I haven't been to the movie house in thirty years at least, but I am intrigued by all the hype about The Artist. Angela Lawson saw it today and found it most enjoyable. I checked with the management at the Midtown Cinema and learned that it will be showing there through the entire month of February . . . From the early catalogs we have received it would appear that manufacturers are pushing black and white as the colors for Christmas 2012. That doesn't do anything for me . . .