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Happy Christmas, Godspeed in the New Year

23 Dec

Whether you and yours celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah (a little late now), the Winter Solstice, Yuletide, or the secularized worship of old men in red suits and the materialist consumerism he brings, make it merry, relaxing and peaceful, and all the best in the New Year. As I’m reflecting on a wonderful and eventful year here at WNYMedia, and gearing up for bigger and better in 2011, I’ll be taking the next week off from writing, unless major local and world events demand otherwise.

I’ll leave you with one last thought, as you throw another log on the fire: this Saturday, thousands of young men (and a few hardy women) will leave their cold cots, don their gear, hoist rifle and radio, and trudge out on patrol like the 25th is just another date on the calendar. Don’t feel sorry for them – they volunteered for the job. But do remember them, while you enjoy your table of plenty, and let’s hope many many more of them are home this time next year.

Fah who for-aze. Dah who dor-aze. Welcome Christmas, Christmas Day.