Indeed it is December. Although it doesn't snow here in Fort Bragg (or rarely, so locals say), we can make it snow here on our blog, a cozy touch I like. We've already had our holiday party here at Living Light. I'm listening to Christmas songs on Pandora as I write these words, and everywhere I turn are announcements of Christmas concerts, craft fairs, cookie sales, and other delights of the season. I haven't started my Christmas cards yet, or wrapped any presents. But we've wrapped up the school year, and Dan and Cherie are going to be working from Costa Rica for the month of December. I'm glad that they are taking a little time to be in a place they love, and I hope they spend some time enjoying the tropics. I'm spending Christmas right here in Fort Bragg - no traveling (a good thing). So I plan to attend some local events and spend a little time with friends here in town. We're even talking about midnight mass on Christmas eve. Let's see if that comes together. Right now Frank (Sinatra) is singing "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear." That's it - the reason for the season - peace on earth. Let's hold that thought in our hearts for the next month.