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I wrote the following article in 2010 as a tribute to my Goddaughter, Jeannine, and to honor her husband, Jeremy, who was at that time in Afghanistan waiting patiently to return to the States to spend the Christmas holidays with his wife and two beautiful children.  Well, Christmas 2010 came and went.  Jeremy returned to […]


I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas.  For the past couple of years, I’ve thought of writing something new for Christmas but I haven’t come up with anything more important at this time of year than to acknowledge and recognize the sacrifice that […]

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Blessed and Merry Christmas.

How Is This Ok But a Cross Is Not?

This crucified Santa displayed outside a courthouse in Leesburg, Virginia is apparently constitutionally protected speech.  Jeff Heflin described his display as “art work of Santa on a cross to depict society’s materialistic obsessions and addictions and how it is killing the peace, love, joy and kindness that is supposed to be prevalent during the holiday […]


I don’t know about you, but I get really tired of hearing about the lighting of “holiday” trees.  They’re Christmas trees.  There, I said it. I’d like to ask all those city/county/state/federal officials who can’t get themselves to say the word “Christmas” to explain to me what holiday is actually being celebrated with a decorated […]

Taxing Christmas Trees

I don’t know if you heard about the latest government proposal.  According to the Department of Agriculture, the government intended to impose a $.15 per tree charge on “producers and importers” of fresh Christmas trees, provided they sell or import more than 500 trees a year. Of course, no one in the administration is calling […]