Here the “real” Christmas begins tomorrow, already, so Merry Christmas. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas I hope you have a peaceful and pleasant holiday. My thoughts during Christmas goes to “absent friends” who have passed away and aren’t around anymore. I also think of how privileged I am – living in a free, peaceful country, not having to go to bed hungry or fear to be incarcerated or tortured if my opinions differ with the government. I think my Christmas keywords are remembrance – humbleness – visions – something like that.