Merry Christmas! Ho, ho, ho

Merry Christmas! Ho, ho, ho. Or maybe that ought to be – merry impeachment. Ho, ho, ho …

Pictured below is my first Christmas tree in my first home as a young man.

My first Christmas tree in my first home.
Christmas, Conifer, Colorado, 1976.

I was barely twenty-seven and on my second marriage. We lived in a small cabin, in Conifer, Colorado, on a quarter acre of land that I had purchased for $7,000. We were “off the grid”.  Meaning no electricity. My wife (pictured in the painting right of the tree) and I thought we were in heaven on earth. But that didn’t last. That is a long story that I won’t recount here. I don’t know where she is now or if she’s even alive. It was 1976, after Nixon’s impeachment and the beginning of Jimmy Carter’s four-year stint as president.

Merry Christmas! Ho, ho, ho. It’s 2019!

Our president today is Donald John Trump. Maybe the polar opposite of Mr. Carter – in so many ways. But in other ways maybe DJT is more like Santa Claus?

the myth of the winter solstice
Santa caught stealing gifts from mom

More like a mythical hero who flies through the sky at night, slides down chimneys, delivers gifts, and steals kisses from mom; and laughs all the way?


What happened?

What’s it all mean? I don’t know. But it’s been a great ride. Depending, of course, on one’s philosophy or ideology. And how “things” are going. If you’re a Democrat, i.e. “lefty, leftist, and left” or a member of the “The Progressive Movement” – chances are you are in despair. Because you’ve been gaslighted and lost your sense of humor.

What can one do?

Open your mind? … Relax? Meditate? Fight? Resist.? Drink? Self-medicate?

Get psychological/emotional help, i.e. therapy. But then, if that is to be an effective remedy depends upon the provider, many of whom are just as disturbed as you are. Consequently – will exacerbate the predicament.

Go with the flow

We are all together seeking happiness and joy
what the doctor prescribed

Why fight? Try practicing “good will towards men” and see if that works?

“What have you got to lose?”

Merry Christmas! Ho, ho, ho.

Cheers! See ya next year.


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