The PeaceKeeper team wishes everyone a Merry Christmas. My hometown had a white Christmas teaser last week with a snow storm that landed us eight inches of snow–but alas, I awoke to green grass and nary a snowflake in sight. I’m sitting in my living room with my family, all of us engrossed in one thing or another. My father has taken a liking to Sudoku, while my mother has her nose buried in a new mystery novel. It’s very quiet except for the tapping of my fingers on the keyboard to write this very entry. Even our dogs are tip-toeing. All of us are pretty tired, we decided to open presents after Midnight Mass. Even without words, it’s family time. After all the fuss of getting ready for the holidays, from decorations to dealing with incredibly long lines at the mall, this is why we do it every year. To be able to sit and enjoy each other’s company with good food, good conversation and the occasional game of Scrabble. Merry Christmas, indeed.