Jules and I went to a christmas party at the home of Jon and Mary Davis the other night and had a really nice time. There were lots of cool people there including Gerry and Stacey, Cam, Patrick, Annette, Kitty and many others. In particular it was nice to finally meet Eric and chat with him for a bit. One particularly interesting conversation I had was with Robert Citino . Robert is a professor of military history at Eastern Michigan University. He has written several books, most recently Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm: The Evolution of Operational Warfare which I am going to the store to look for later. There are a lot of interesting, thoughtful and and involved people in this community and it is good to get to know a few of them. It was definitely a pleasure to spend time with all the people at the party and thanks to Mary and Jon for inviting us. Also thanks to Gerry for bringing along his guitar as usual.