Archive for December, 2011

New Year’s Eve 2011!
December 31, 2011

Most of the country is already safely into 2012. They are reassuring those of us here in the Pacific Time Zone, where it is still 2011, that all is well in the New Year. The world still exists, 2012 is nothing to fear. Whew!

A Springsteen lyric is apropos for those ahead of the Pacific Time Zone: “…We’re livin’ in the future, and none of this has happened yet.”

Happy New Year! May 2012 be filled with nothing but health, happiness, fun times and prosperity for all of us. May all your wishes come true!

No creatures were stirring….BECAUSE EVERYTHING WAS CLOSED!!!
December 24, 2011

It’s Christmas Eve, and not even a mouse can get some cheese tonight. Because every damn store and business feels obligated to close down.

This despite the proliferation of highly sensitive individuals and groups who feel deeply offended by the very mention of Christmas. Despite the fact that Americans are fleeing religion en masse, and membership of non-Christian religions is growing thanks in part to the large number of immigrants. Thus, we have a large population of people in this country who either do not celebrate Christmas, or else do celebrate, but do not think it a sacred enough day to shut down entire cities.

Then there is the economy. So many people in the US are out of work, or under worked. Even most Christians today would be happy to work on Christmas Eve and Day in order to get much needed funds. Others prefer to work as they have nothing else to do today.

So why do most businesses still close early, or do not open at all, or even remain closed for days or even weeks?

If they cannot find the staff to work these days, then that’s a different story, of course. But it would benefit society in so many ways to keep these places open.