Thanks zedd - that is an excellent summary tailored for this group.
We decided it made sense to itemize this year, and the "Sales and use tax deduction" will definitely help. Some articles suggest that it will return. Congress would have until the end of next year to reinstate it for 2014 and later, but at least it was extended one more year (2013).
We went ahead and realized some losses in one fund that I was planning to trim early next year anyway - pulled it into this tax year.
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!