Almost Apolitical, Everyday Epiphany, Family, Health, humor

A Laughing Matter

Santa’s coming to town soon and whether you believe or don’t believe (I fall somewhere between.) he has a message for all and it’s not what the song touts. “You better watch out.”  Although this advice is sound the word “better” flavors the advice with a threat. “You better not cry.”  Crying is cathartic. This… Continue reading A Laughing Matter


Ho, Ho, Ho-rrible Santas!

Maintaining a positive image is an ongoing struggle for Santa. Breaking and entering through mystical powers, obtaining data concerning personal behavior through undisclosed sources, and consuming an unhealthy diet despite obesity issues threaten to mottle his reputation. As a Christmas celebrator and St. Nick fan I’m doing my part in helping Father Christmas maintain a… Continue reading Ho, Ho, Ho-rrible Santas!

Everyday Epiphany, humor, Politics, Technology

Elf On Shelf And Mensch On A Bench Take On Newsmakers

Peppermint Cocobee and Moshe Toystein (an Elf on the Shelf Santa Scout and Mensch on a Bench Value Keeper respectively) reinvented their holiday roles this season.   Traditionally families adopted Scout Elves to ensure that Santa received daily reports regarding their behavior. The data confirmed naughty and/or nice performance and qualified individuals for either one… Continue reading Elf On Shelf And Mensch On A Bench Take On Newsmakers