Congratulations to Derek J. Canyon for winning November's contest. When the poll closed last night Derek was tied with Robb Grinderstaff for the lead, so I extended the contest another 15 hours to determine the winner. It was a tough battle, though. Robb is a terrific writer and it's obvious he's got the talent to compete on any level of competition. Did I just sound like a football analyst? Sorry. Congrats to Robb and Derek for the fun ride.