I’d like to wish each and everyone a Merry Christmas, a happy holiday season and Happy New Year. Enjoy family and friends, pause and reflect, recharge and regroup. 2014 has a lot in store.

There will be turmoil ahead, and choices will not always be so easy. Dante opined that those who maintained neutrality in a period of moral crisis would face dire consequences. Paine, too, thought moderation of principle to be something of a vice. Keep that in mind, and be at peace this day fully satisfied that you have stood uncompromisingly on sound principle in this difficult world.  As we gather with family and friends to celebrate and reflect, then let us find new strength and resolution to carry forward through the next year and beyond.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!