As Christmas approaches it’s time to take time to express thankfulness for the people and things that make the season brighter. First for me are family’ friends and listeners who’ve made this a good year for me, but near the top of my list this year are all of the members of Congress. They’ve all headed home to their districts for a paid 2 week long recess and that means we’ll hear and see at least a little less of the partisan rhetoric which has so filled the news cycle this year. We’ll get at least a bit of a break I hope from the impeachment feud and the other issues that have so divided us in 2019. I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready for a break even if I know that things will heat up again right after the new year. That’s the way I see it.