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Mon., Dec. 20, 2010, 6:40 a.m.

The Christmas schedule…

Good morning, Netizens...

Now that we have reached the last day of Autumn, tomorrow being the first day of Winter, one might think that our weather this morning would somehow become benign, absent of any snowfall. However, such is not the case. Fortunately for those of us who have to travel anywhere today, at least this morning the snow plows and sanders have already been working the hills overlooking downtown Spokane, and based only upon the various cameras scattered throughout our urban wonderland, it does appear that streets are far more passable this morning than on Saturday when approximately 100 people slid, crunched, crashed and anguished their fellow drivers by sliding into one another on slick pavements.

I am not here to belabor the deplorable issue of our abject inability to maintain our city streets this morning. Rather, barring any major news stories that happen over the next five days, I will be dedicating most of my creative bent upon Christmas, as viewed through a number of private pieces I have written recently, and extending back throughout the years to 1982-83 when I first began observing this tradition.

Then, on Christmas Eve, I will post the Christmas Story according to the Book of Luke, and take the rest of the evening and most of Christmas Day off to spend time with my family and close friends. That, too, is a tradition that is part of my online life dating back to the 80's. For without the true story of Christmas, we simply do not have Christmas at all.


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