Everything was created through him;
nothing—not one thing!—
came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
the darkness couldn’t put it out.
Merry Christmas, only a little bit late. Life has gotten busy since December 19, but in the best possible way: Family, friends, giving gifts, eating, playing games, going for walks. I really value the time we’re able to spend not necessarily doing things, but just being together with people. We kept Christmas very low-key from a gift-giving standpoint, and as a result, we aren’t inundated with “wonderful” gifts that we don’t have anything to do with. As usual, though, we did give away lots of money to a wide variety of charities, which I find much more satisfying than giving people stuff.