Merry Christmas to you and your family! I hope you will all enjoy the festivities with your loved ones. This past year has been a blur with a lot of things happening with Taiheiyogan and with HinoMaple winding down. I am still trying to find more time and hopefully Santa has a present that will be the gift of time to work on this blog. I didn’t have much time to enjoy the Christmas decorations for a second year in a row, but I still hit the regular spots, including a new one or two.