Monthly Archives: December 2014

December 29, 1890: Wounded Knee Massacre

While we’re all sitting about in our mid-Holiday malaise, drunk on sugar and fat, filled with drink and feasting and friendship and song, it should be mandatory to sober up for a moment or two and give some thought to … Continue reading

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Day After Christmas Hangover


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Merry Christmas To All, And to All A Good Night

It’s officially Christmas at my house–one minute after midnight, eastern standard time–and I’d just like to take a moment to wish all of you, whether you celebrate this holiday or not–the warmest of wishes today and throughout the year.  There … Continue reading

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David Keig: A Christmas Tree! A Christmas Tree!

A Christmas Tree!  A Christmas Tree! by David Keig A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree! With dark green needled memories Of childhood dreams and mysteries Wrapped present-like in front of me. A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree! I glimpse a … Continue reading

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Christmas Traffic Stops in Lowell, Michigan Police

It seems like we see some sort of awful news about cops just about every day any more–often deservedly so.  A video like this tells me that maybe we can get things turned around.  Pretty amazing.  Now we just need … Continue reading

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Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Charles Dickens

Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed, in whose breast something like a jovial feeling is not roused – in whose mind some pleasant associations are not awakened – by the recurrence of Christmas. –Charles Dickens

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The Currier & Ives Cookie Tray

When I was a child my mom had a cheap metal cookie tray with this image painted on it.  No other picture has done more to shape my idea of an idealized Christmas.

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Here’s what’s on Top of my Christmas Tree – what’s on Yours?

Hugh, over at Hugh’s Views and News, is sponsoring a Christmas charity event–for every person who blogs a photo of what’s on top of their Christmas tree he will donate £1–up to £250.  That’s about $390 bucks in US Dollars–a … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Christmas Past, er, Present Part 4–Christmas Eve Now

 Part 1 The Hanging of The Greens Part 2 On The First Day of Christmas Part 3 Getting There From Here We’ve had some good Christmas Eve celebrations over the past two decades or so, since my wife and I … Continue reading

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Counting Down To Lift-Off

I wish I knew where this shot came from…it’s a beauty.

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