The MKAL is called 'midwinter moon' and the idea is that you start in the dark (like it is out now) and then move to the light. So here are the first 40 or so rows:
I'm reading (along with "Once Upon a River") a book called "The Dakota Winters" which is about a family named Winter who live in the Dakota apartment building in New York (that surprised you, didn't it? Honestly, I would generally quickly pass by a book called "The Dakota Winters" because I think it would be about--well---winter in North Dakota. But it isn't, it is interesting, and set in the early 1980s which was of course the heyday of my youth. There is a sense of dread that is building and of course John Lennon was killed in front of the Dakota and he is a character in the book (and it isn't weird at all, I promise).
I needed a day like yesterday, and was joined by my loyal companion Pilot.