|The only reason Mandi participated was to|
get rid of this.
As far as the letter, I'm still wary about spilling the beans on an entire calendar year's activities. They seem to general. Maybe if we had a thematic letter, such as a recap of all of our medical issues this past year might work (i.e. In May, Dad had his ingrown toenail cut down and, just a few weeks later, Mike got a mild laceration from clearing a lot of brush from the backyard.) Or maybe a log that chronicled our consumption of maple syrup throughout the year could carve out a niche in the Christmas letter genre.
-Profession: Accounting and Income Tax Educator
-Favorite fantasy character: Superman
-Jones, your last name, is the second most popular surname after Smith. If you could choose an uncommon surname for yourself, what would it be?: An English name...somewhere in the British Isles. Merriweather
-What part of the tax code cold keep you up tossing and turning at night?: Section 2131 on estate tax. It's the most unfair tax by 100 miles. I don't like it.
-You consider yourself 50% Midwestern, 50% Southern based on where you lived. If you spent time in the Pacific Northwest, how might that round you out?: I'd learn to live in a desert. I'd be more appreciative of water, wide open spaces, volcanoes, and the beauty of the landscape.