Keeping Track of Santa

Santa Claus is already aloft and making his way around the world, leaving gifts for good boys and girls. My daughter Sierra is following him on the internet — I don’t know which site she’s using, but here is Google’s Santa Tracker.

When she told me Santa is in Turkey I reminded her I’d been to Turkey myself, where Saint Nicholas is from. It seemed more in the spirit of the season to leave out that I saw his relics displayed in the Antalya Museum. This seems to have been a doubly good decision — while searching for a link to include here I learned that shortly after I visited in 2004 experts determined the bones I saw in Antalya are fakes. The real ones have been in Italy for almost a thousand years.