Holidays

Well hey there two oh one four!

May your successes and joys from 2013 carry over and multiply in 2014 and may your strife sorrows of 2013 be left behind… Every year is a mixed bag, of course, but I don’t try to qualify “good” or “bad” any more. It takes too much energy. There were plenty of experiences that happened last…

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Non-traditional holiday greetings

To my Christian friends and family: Merry Christmas. To my Jewish friends and family: Merry Christmas. To my Wiccan friends and family: Merry Christmas. To my Muslim friends and family: Merry Christmas. To my Atheist friends and family: Merry Christmas. To my Scientologist friends and family: Merry Christmas. To my Buddhist friends and family: Merry…

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There are certain things I just don’t get

Elf on the Shelf is one of them. I see lots of cute Elves on Shelves, and lots of Elves not on Shelves doing all manner of naughty things to Barbie and a friend. And I just don’t know what to make of it. I’d rather ignore it, but it’s everywhere right now. I know,…

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Merry Christmas! (there, I said it)

I had friend say “Merry Christmas, er, I mean Happy Holidays” last night. I put that to an end right there. I told her “I’m not a Christian, but don’t ever not wish someone a Merry Christmas. If they can’t handle sincere good wishes, it’s their problem and not yours. Too bad if you offend…

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Holiday Spirits

I’m not a humbug, but I don’t effuse Ho Ho Ho’s either. I worked on the annual batch of Christmas / Holiday cards tonight. Rather than regarding it as a chore, I dove right in, “Seasonal Music” playing in the background and happy holiday thoughts bouncing around my head. About half way through, I poured…

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Cookies are ready

I am ready for Tuesday’s cookie exchange at work. Quintuple chocolate again this year. That’s two types of cocoa, three types of chocolate chips and a lot of butter, sugar, eggs, etc.

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237

Eleven score and seventeen years ago, a bunch of brave and rebellious men declared independence from an oppressive and tyrannical king. The king started a war against the rebelling colony, which due to a lot of good luck, tenacity and strong will, won its independence. This fledgling nation had a lot of help from other…

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Happy Memorial Day

Thank you to all who have served this great country since the very beginning. Your sacrifices have allowed me to live in the greatest country in history. Sure, I grouse about our awful politicians, but I suspect that’s been happening since July 5, 1776. The men and women who have volunteered (and in unfortunate times…

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Howdy, 2013

Hi there 2013! Goodbye, 2012! 2012, you were a year of change. Some I would have rather not had to deal with, but lots and lots of it was for the good, so I thank you for that. I could have done with a bit less stress, but my problems truly are minor compared to…

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Dear Santa…

Dear Santa (and everyone else who sent presents), Thanks for remembering me this year. I’m always amazed at how similar your writing is to my mother’s. I guess you both studied the Palmer Method. I’m also amazed at the fleet of brown trucks and friendly elves with matching uniforms who have been helping out the…

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