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Archive for the 'Holiday Time' Category

Christmas Greetings

by @ Saturday, December 25th, 2010. Filed under Holiday Time, Holidays

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions […]

It’s A Bob Dylan Christmas

by @ Friday, October 16th, 2009. Filed under Celebrities, Holiday Time, Holidays, Music

There are no words: Whereas most vocalists might prepare to record by getting plenty of rest and sipping warm tea with honey and lemon, Dylan sounds as if he just closed down the bars in Bethlehem with the Three Wise Men and then smoked some frankincense and myrrh as a nightcap. Heh H/T: Virginia Virtucon

Visiting Santa Claus, Circa 2008

by @ Tuesday, November 18th, 2008. Filed under Holiday Time, Humor, Personal

Things have changed since you were a child….. H/T: David Boaz @ Cato

Santa And The Shopping Mall Make Peace

by @ Thursday, October 23rd, 2008. Filed under Holiday Time, In The News

It looks like Tysons Corner and Santa Claus have come together in the spirit of the holidays: Tysons Corner Center and the longtime mall Santa whose dumping triggered a local uproar might work things out in time for the Christmas shopping season after all. Less than 90 minutes before a scheduled news conference, Santa’s publicist […]

The Saga Of The Fired Santa Continues

by @ Thursday, October 23rd, 2008. Filed under Dumbasses, Holiday Time, Virginia

It didn’t take long for the public relations people who run Tyson’s Corner Center to realize they screwed up royally: Tysons Corner Center officials apologized yesterday for leaving Santa Claus out in the cold this holiday season. Responding to hundreds of calls, an online petition and threats to boycott the mall for giving its longtime […]

Maybe Their New Marketing Slogan Will Be “Bah, Humbug”

by @ Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008. Filed under Holiday Time, In The News, Virginia

The management at Tysons Corner Center has fired Santa: Santa just got the boot. And not just any Santa. Michael Graham has been Santa at Tysons Corner Center for so long that many who visited him when they were young have brought their own children to experience his magic: a real snowy beard, a twinkle […]

And We’re Back

by @ Saturday, November 24th, 2007. Filed under Holiday Time, Personal

Still recovering from Thanksgiving, but regular blogging should resume momentarily.

Happy Thankgiving

by @ Wednesday, November 21st, 2007. Filed under Holiday Time, Personal

We’ve got family coming into town for the holiday, so there won’t be any blogging here until sometime this weekend. If you’re looking for something to read, head on over to The Liberty Papers, where we’re celebrating the beginning of our third year. Enjoy the holiday.

Happy New Year

by @ Monday, January 1st, 2007. Filed under Holiday Time, Personal

Here’s hoping that 2007 brings a better world than the one we’re living in right now. Actually, 2006 was a pretty good year for me and I’m looking forward to the new year. Sorry for that dose of pessimism. Last night, Kellie and I rang out the New Year with a great dinner at what […]

Reporting Back

by @ Thursday, December 28th, 2006. Filed under Holiday Time, Personal

Kellie and I returned earlier this afternoon from another Christmas family gathering. This year, instead of enduring the cold of Cleveland, Ohio, we started out in the suburbs of Atlanta, where my brother-in-law and his wife live, and then made our way, in three cars, to Hilton Head, South Carolina where we spent Christmas and […]

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