I take keyboard under hand to wish all who visit here the best of wishes as we begin another holiday season. There is so much for which we Americans must be thankful. Feel free to list any of special personal noteworthiness.

I thank God Almighty for my beautiful wife, for my beautiful daughter, for my beautiful step-daughters. I thank Him for having given me life in a country that is the best the world has to offer. I thank Him for the family from which I came, and the family into which I entered through marriage. Everything else is gravy.