Merry Christmas to each and every one of my brothers here. I know not everyone celebrates this holiday, and for even the ones that do, this can be a very trying time, but I wanted to share some thoughts here that have nothing to do with the traditional holidat.

Christmas has always been dualistic for me. On one hand, it is the external Holiday - presents, Mass, family, food, goodies, snow - and all the good and bad involved. On the other hand, it is introspective - it symoblizes for me a time to reflect on what has made a impact on my life for the previous year.

I just want to send out my sincerest love and good wishes to each and every one of you. There are some of you I have gotten to know personally, some just in reading your posts, but each of you has touched my life and helped me grow so much more than I could ever have imagined.

Thank you all. I hope each of you has a peaceful day today, and many more to come.


"You should listen to your heart, and not the voices in your head."

Marge Simpson