Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dear Santa...

It's been a long time since I mailed you a letter to the North Pole - been busy growing up to be an adult. traveling for work this past week, playing in the mountains as much as possible and missing Karen as always.  I'm sure you're busy with letters from the world's children and making sure those elves are working hard in the workshop for the big event in 6 days.  But I'd like to throw another letter on the pile with my "toy" request.

So without further adieu, here's what I'd like:
  1.  World Peace - is that possible?  It's the 21st century and we're killing each other over religion, oil, natural resources, territory...and...and...enough!  YOU!  Go to your corner until you can play nice.
  2. An undivided country.  We're still playing red states versus blue states in politics.  It's enough to drive one crazy hearing media entertainers such as Limbaugh, Glenn Beck on the "right" side and the "drive-by" media on the other spout their respective jabberings.  We're all Americans, aren't we?  Aren't we...
  3. An end to homelessness.  While you're reading this blog update, someone's sleeping on a steam grate attempting to stay warm.  Why is that?
  4. An end to hunger.  We're the richest nation in the world, yet people starve every day.
  5. A real plan for climate change in Copenhagen.  Whether one believes in global warming or not, isn't it enough to reduce one's impact for future generations rather than being hell bent on the here and now and damn the rest.
  6. An end to reality TV and a beginning of reality living.
  7. A new year, a new beginning - commit to make a difference in someone's life whatever it may be.
  8. That my "Imperial Stout" to be bottled on 12/20/09 turns out to be the best homebrew to date!!!
  9. More snow in the Colorado high country - it's been a while since we've had a "major storm event."  Bring it on!
  10. A Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, Kwanzaa, Hannukah, Winter Solstice, or whatever one's call this time of the year - make it a great one!
That's it too much?  If so, then pick the best one of the list, I know it will make a difference to someone, somewhere.  Climb on Santa!


Ace's Lady said...

WELL SAID! Thank you, cousin. Love to you!

Jim LeClair said...

Ordered the Oxfam donation in your name (http://www.oxfamamer before I read the blog entry! Hope it gives Santa some ideas for wishes 3 and 4. If wish 8 comes true, I'll be expecting a sample!! Merry Christmas, Bro, and give Karen our love!!

Jim, Andrea and the girls