I really enjoyed those little snapshots of the commenters' lives - thank you so much for them. A sort of Comment-Twitter.
From a student, discussing a writer's style : "The writer uses a long list to emphifly the dangers of overeating."
"Emphifly" is a good word, don't you think? Sort of a mixture between "emphasise" and "exemplify", maybe? By the look of him, my Santa is a fine emphiflication of the dangers of too many mince pies.