Look at that behemoth of a "spend until you drop" Xmas tree, towering in the Eaton Centre to such an extent I couldn't even fit it into the frame. I bought a book for my wife. That's right, a BOOK. "Ancient Trees : Portraits Of Time" by Beth Moon, filled with amazing photographs of the world's oldest trees. You see, Tamara and I are outdoors loving people, and quite the opposite of the mall faction. Unfortunately I had to enter this huge mall in order to access the book ;-p .... and this is where I saw this crazy "tree" and took note of the gigantic "reindeer" everywhere. What a message we focus on during this time of year, rather than the one we need to cherish. The one about being with loved ones, appreciating them for who they are, and being grateful. (not unlike Thanksgiving) Oh yeah, and for the Christians, recognition of the birth of Jesus. That's "Jesus", not Jesu$. So endeth my rant. I wish all of you who celebrate it, a safe and happy Holiday Season.