Time to get out and about to enjoy the Christmas decorations. I realized today how sparsely decorated our block is these days. In years past apartment windows were blasts of color, strung with lights running rapid sequences of red, blue, green, red, blue, green. Creche figures and fat plastic soldiers & choirboys took their annual stations in front yards. Now polite restraint is the order of the day. But walk around a bit & you'll still find some happy exceptions! We'll celebrate a few of them this week.