Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Peace and Goodwill to the Whole World - NO Exceptions

Joy to the World

Sorry I haven't been here much. This time of year puts my brain in low gear. Three feet of snow hasn't helped much either. You normally think about shoveling the walks or digging the car out, but, we had to make paths in the backyard for the dog to go to do his business and have someplace to run.

Last year in Spokane we had the second most snowy winter on record which just missed being broke by less than a couple of inches. We've already broke the record for snowfall in a single day. It seems like were headed for another one like last year. It just keeps snowing. We are to get another big storm in tonight with another one coming this weekend. I hope this isn't what climate change is going to mean for us. At least the snow goes away, but, those who's home or nation gets buried under water are in a considerably more dire situation.

It's reeking havoc with travel and the retail end of this holiday season. The road crews can't keep up. If you don't have a four wheel drive with good tires your not getting around, after one of these large storms hit. (update - Well, it's the 5 o'clock news and we have now made the snowiest December on record)

O' Christmas Tree

I would like to wish everyone who reads me a beautiful Christmas that nourishes both body and soul.

Even for you members of whatever alphabet agencies may be tasked with monitoring loyal Americans because of their political, religious, peace or environmental convictions. Here's hoping that the new year will bring more rewarding and productive work for you.

For all who celebrate Hanukkah please have a joyous holiday filled with light, family and friends.

Finale' of a Muppet Family Christmas

If you're Christian the religious nature of the holiday shouldn't be forgotten in all the confusion and gaiety. I really like this little video. When we celebrate the birth of Rev. Martin Luther King we are not remembering little baby Martin but his whole life and legacy. Similarly, we shouldn't be recalling only the nativity story but the whole of who Jesus is and how he fits into our lives.

The Reason for the Season

This will be a Christmas no one will forget in the Northwest. Shipping hasn't been working very well.

It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.

- Dr. Seuss


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