Merry Christmas everyone. May you all find joy and renewal this holiday season and hear the Whos singing. We delivered our homemade stollen bread to our neighbors this morning; my family has arrived to share Christmas with us; and the music is loud and strong. I want to leave you with a final link this season. These are Christmas stories collected by Yahoo’s The Lookout national affairs blog for its series “Down and Out.” Some of them are tough to read, but they also convey courage and determination. Again, Merry Christmas!