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There's a war on war (on Christmas)

I've come to grips with the countless songs of angels and virgin mothers the same way I tolerate with the band of imaginary creatures who populate our home, such as the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus.

September ends

This song, "Wake Me Up When September Ends," played on my iPod last night, and suddenly it connected with me again that with Barack Obama's election and transition into office, it feels like the long national nightmare of that metaphorical September has finally ended. There is, yes, hope again. Hope that in these difficult economic times, there are smart people taking charge who will seek solutions and seek them honestly and for the benefit of the people and not corporations.

The Negativists

What do the negativists in this community want to see? Are they just stuck here and bitter because of it? Are they just generally unhappy in their lives and anxious to take it out on the rest of us? Or does pointing out shortcomings somehow satisfy them on some level?

Catching up

I've been blissfully unaware of the news for the past couple of weeks. Getting back into the swing of things now, there's lots to catch up on. The President-Elect's new administration is filling out. Many have commented on the distinguished pedigrees of the selections and how this bodes from a historical perspective. Another ...