One Wild Ride

Dec 31, 2014 by

Happy New YearI know, my last post was titled One Wild Ride. But I couldn’t think of a more apt title for this post. 2014 for me was ‘One Wild Ride.’ I won’t go into details but it was a roller coaster year. Did it end on an overall good note or a bad one? I am still pondering that but my first impression tends towards a good one. I am alive, in reasonable health, have lots of family and friends that I love and love me.

What am I looking forward to for 2015 and do I have any resolutions? First and foremost is a world where bad headlines don’t flood out the good headlines. Is that a foolish thing to hope for? Probably, but I wish for that anyway. On a personal note, I hope to have a place of my own to live in the not too distant future. Along with that would be a wish to hold my first grandchild, but I’m not sure that is going to happen any time soon either.

Resolutions? To be a better person overall. To be of more service to my community. To be a better Christian, to grow in faith and hope. Those are resolutions I think I can make progress towards. I am counting on 2015 to be less of a wild ride. I’m getting too old for all the drama.

I wish you and yours the very best 2015 possible. God bless you all.

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Is it OK to say Happy New Year?

Dec 31, 2008 by

With the current hysteria over political correctness I am almost hesitant to wish anyone a Happy New Year. Atheists are suing to have the phrase “so help me God” taken out of the oath of office for the President and to prevent an invocation by a minister. The same atheists and liberals are doing their best to include everyone in the holidays by excluding everyone. No more Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Happy Kwanzaa, instead it is Happy Holidays. I wonder when the curmudgeons of the world will rise in protest over the use of the word Happy in Happy Holidays and Happy New Year?

It is probable that there are people in the world for whom the new year holds no meaning. As Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation so aptly put it.

We are subjected to someone else’s religious views with the endorsement of the government, which makes us feel like second class outsiders.

Gee, I would really hate to make someone feel like a second class outsider, so I am trying to find an inclusive, politically correct way to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Dammit, I can’t think of anything else so I am just going to go ahead and be an insensitive, offensive, politically incorrect jerk and just wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope I don’t get too many nasty comments from the curmudgeons and non New Year believers.


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