I'd like to take a minute away from all the holiday festivities to pay honor to John Lennon on the 30th anniversary of his senseless murder. While I am not the world's biggest Beatles fan by far, John always stood out among the four as being the most interesting to me. Being both a pop culture icon and anti-establishment free thinker (as well as a talented songwriter), John and his beloved wife Yoko will always be a symbol of hope, peace and strength in times of despair, war and hate such as today. I remember how their album Double Fantasy and the single "(Just Like) Starting Over" were creating a buzz back November 1980, not knowing that only weeks later on Dec. 8, the world not only lose a great artist, but an important voice of dissent. So sad.