Thanks Bruce, and congratulations on making it through another year. Joyous Noel, and all that, from a crow :)
@Crow - and the same to you - although perhaps it is not quite Christmas yet for you? Strange how we are linked across so many time zones, and across such different situations... The city is quiet (for a city), the sky is clear and the stars bright (for a city), the half moon tangled in the lime tree, one bird singing; the children not yet awake, but any minute now... I hear 'em!
God bless you, Bruce. ;)