Well, you sweaties, it’s Christmas Eve Eve.  The year has, as it does every year at this time, come to a conclusion.  Though there are ways in which this year has not lived up to its full potential, in many ways – dare I say most ways – it is a very satisfying conclusion to a good year.  If you’ll be so kind as to indulge me, I’d like to point out some of the memorable points that made this year special to me....