Let it be known that my dad is really, truly, at heart a peacekeeper. But in his infinite wisdom, he announced about an hour ago that he was going for a walk to enjoy the beautiful afternoon sun, and shot a meaningful look at my brother and me. After snowshoeing yesterday, my mom politely declined but curious, my brother and I agreed to go

...and started giggling when he led us to the pub around the corner. His excuse was that he really didn't want to deal with the fallout when neither of us would exchange peace with mom at Mass.

Well played, Dad. Well played.

Merry Christmas GT Hivemind! Love and peace to you all.