I have traveled through a lot of time since I have last written here. I am at my friend Eric’s house. He often goes by the name Ed. It has been too long since we have seen each other. It is always too long. People come and go, in my life and others. Coming and going all the time; life is filled with inconstancy. And so we must adjust and hold on to our hope in him who “is the same yesterday, today and forever.” Let us rejoice this Christmas season for he is with us, Emanuel. Amen. Peace be upon Eric’s home.