Merry Christmas!

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Kwanzaa!

Whether you celebrate these holidays, others, or none at all, may you enjoy peace, health and happiness.

Here in North Carolina on December 24 temperatures dropped to 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 degrees Celsius). That was close to our record low for the date. The power grid was severely stressed and blackouts swept the state. My personal wish for Christmas is that the power stays on at least long enough to prepare and enjoy Christmas dinner and watch a few basketball games on TV.