Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Though I am not a religious person, I've always made it a point to spend time with family during the Christmas holiday. This year will be a little more special as I will be seeing my brother, who has finally started to show improvement from the long illness that was at one point misdiagnosed as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

I hope everyone has a terrific and safe holiday, and here is a little Christmas video for all you Calvin and Hobbes fans.



  1. Huge C&H fan! Daughter got one of the books for Christmas.

    I was wondering how your brother was doing.

    Have a wonderful day.

  2. Merry Christmas!

    Not a white one, though...bad news for trees:(

    I am dreaming of a white Christmas. Certainly, they were rare in St. Louis where I grew up.

    Looks like they are becoming rarer elsewhere in North America too, according to a recent analysis of weather records by Environment Canada. Researchers examined data from 1964 to 2009 and found that the chances of more than 2 centimeters of snow on the ground on December 25th had declined by a quarter.

    That’s bad news for the many Canadians who consider a white Christmas a birthright. Otherwise, why put up with the long, cold winters? Fortunately, they can just move further north where there's still a near certainty of snowfall by Christmas. But even in the Great White North the amount of snow is declining, according to the same weather records.

    Down here in the balmy States, the ground hasn't even frozen here in the northeast, which makes it unlikely any snow that did grace us on the 25th would stick around. So I guess we'll have to keep dreaming. Until we take action about climate change.

  3. @Joan - thanks for the kind words. I hope you are having a great Christmas Day as well.

  4. @Gail. I grew up a few hundred miles north of St. Louis and we ALWAYS had a white Christmas. Here in DC this winter, no such luck. It's only dipped below 30 degrees two or three times so far.