We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I love your site and view it every day, I really enjoy your photos also ,Birddog .The Christmas Eve photo captured the lights sweetly but why didn't you use software to lighten the shadows to show the detail that I am guessing is a crowd of people ?
Photoshop is over-kill for us small time photog's. Try Google's Picasa, it's free. It is to photos what spell check is to writing. Do a quick edit to balance light, crop and straighten or adjust file size. You wouldn't post a comment without editing it, same with pictures.
BD, it took the remark above to remind me to thank you again for this site and you wish you peace this year especially without your parents who were here last year. Its a great, wonderful site, (my home page), sometimes I take it for granted. Wish you had a paypal subscription page to make some token contribution towards the operating costs as I do with other sites.