I woke up around 5am this morning and my wife and I drove my dad to the airport. He flew in from Toronto over Christmas and had a flight back early this morning. There is something very cool about being out and around that early (late?). It's still decidedly night time -- no light from the sun visible yet. No cars. No people. Very very quiet. I almost hesitate to even mention it so as not to spoil it. My wife has gone back to sleep and I decided to make some coffee and watch the Christmas episode of the West Wing I had stashed on the hard drive. It's a good one. A good holiday episode.