I’m on the losing side, it seems, when it comes to deciding whether Berkshire Publishing should be skipping and hacking. Liz Steffey, our intrepid squash-playing China EA, has already enlisted author and curling expert Morris Mott as our remote coach, and put together a list of important dates coming up in local curling, as well as a reading list! I grew up, early on, in Minnesota, so the consensus is that I should be taking to this sport with rather more enthusiasm. I do like the idea of team tshirts, though, and at this time of year in New England anything that helps us get through till spring is welcome. But you won’t call me a “jolly curler”–the title of a sidebar we included in the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport.