Unfortunately, our discussion on common writing errors will have to wait for a bit. My mother passed last evening, after a brief bout with spinal, lung, and brain cancer. Three months ago, she was fine. It came on like a juggernaut. But she was at peace at the end, surrounded by family and friends.
Born into an agnostic household, baptized Roman Catholic at age 8, converted to Judaism at age 19, now an avowed atheist, I still have to say that sitting Shiva is a good idea. I shall be doing so, and thus, will leave you all for a while.
Enjoy your families, your friends, and your holidays. Hug your loved ones. Smile at the sun.