So, I was sitting at my desk suffering a severe case of writer’s block, trying to determine a suitable topic for the December issue, which of course leads right to “the Holidays.” I was thinking about all the things that MUFON, the organization, has to be thankful for despite the difficulties we all have faced this year. This list can go on and on. First and foremost, however, has got to be our members. From general membership to Board of Directors and everyone in between, this group is top-notch. That does not mean we don’t occasionally disagree with one another. We do, but with very few exceptions we can disagree without being disagreeable. Believe me, that means a lot to any organization. Then there is the fresh, bright atmosphere sweeping through MUFON, the growing interest on a global scale, the impressive membership growth, the increased stature, acceptance, and respect of our organization; as long as we “stay the current course,” MUFON has a wonderfully bright future. As I stated, this can go on and on, but then another thought popped into mind…right after Thanksgiving comes…CHRISTMAS!! Yep, that’s right, in just a few weeks it will be upon us. And if you’re like most of us, you dread trying to find just the right gift for special people. Well, we may have a solution. Take a look at the MUFON store. We have items of every price range and taste. At least for Mufonians! Take for example our Crossland jacket for both men and women. It’s attractive, travels well and is quite warm. Despite its light weight, if worn over a sweater it’s good for all but the harshest winter weather. The MUFON zippered portfolio and the shoe caddy are big hits as well. Both are emblazoned with the MUFON logo. The portfolio can hold those precious field investigation notes, the latest sighting reports; the caddy can hold not only your athletic shoes, but travel supplies, snacks, and electronic gear. We have ladies’ t-shirts with the MUFON logo made of Swarovski crystal. (These are HOT!) Additionally, we have a large selection of hats, masks and gaiters. Finally, don’t forget the enormous selection of books we have in the bookstore. And remember that if you want to order over the telephone, we will be most happy to work with you. See there! We just made your shopping dilemma a little less stressful. And that in itself is one more thing to be grateful for. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good Flight!