It's almost time for Christmas. One would be hard pressed to see the signs of that here. There are no holiday lights or decorations, no “deck the halls” and such music on the radio, no TV specials, no last minute shopping, no gaily wrapped packages under fake (or real) trees, no countdown of shopping days left. You know, it's kinda nice. One does hear choir rehearsals for Christmas liturgies and people do wish each other Merry Christmas and folks travel long distances to be home for Christmas and New Year's. It is much easier to celebrate the real event of our Saviour's birth here. May your Christmas be peaceful and joyful.