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Christmas 2014

We were fortunate to have another Merry Christmas...lots of family, food, friends, and fun. Overall, Christmas conjures up such vivid thoughts, feelings, memories, and emotions, but I wouldn't miss any of it for the world. The only thing I really often miss at this time of year is immediate family. It's sad that we can't get together more, but there's always next year...below are some photos of what we did get up to...

I guess I shouldn't be so hasty to put Christmas in the past. After all, today is only day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas. Again, my old High School motto must prevail: Carpe Diem !! Merry Christmas everyone !!

A Christmas Story

I guess I must confess I'm a bit devoid of "culture" and by most estimates, don't get "out" much. For example, I've been living in Halifax for over 25 years yet I've never gone to Neptune Theatre. All that changed Saturday night when we took in their presentation of "A Christmas Story". I wondered how one of my favorite movies would translate to live theatre and I was not disappointed. They did a wonderful job and it was so enjoyable...I may have to go back...Motorists wise...Simoniz !!

Christ in Christmas?

Ok it's December 1st, time to begin unleashing the Christmas revelry. Unfriend me now while there's still time :) Not trying to be controversial, and I realize that speaking your mind is also a 2-edged sword...the tongue is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison yada yada yada... First up; I have to confess, the cliche phrase "Keep Christ in Christmas" makes me want to vomit. I don't know much, but I'm pretty sure that the real, true "Christ" will not be "kept" in Christmas or in any other day. Chase him down, and you'll likely discover he expects not to be "kept", but to be distributed, widely on the other 364 days as well. As a matter of fact, he might just chase you down, and me too. What if folk followed the many of Jesus' real admonitions and instructions throughout the year with the same zeal with which they unleash the overtly annoying "It's not Happy Holidays, It's Merry Christmas" drivel. (yuck!). …