Gayle and I want to wish every reader a wonderful Christmas season.
For those who prefer, “holiday” to “Christmas,” remember that the word “holiday” has its origin in “Holy Day.” But keep that under your hat and don’t let it get out into the public domain or we’ll be saying, “Happy Snow Season.” Up here in the snowy mountains, where shoveling a driveway is our winter recreation, that may not be a happy greeting.
I’m going to take a respite from my blog for awhile, but you can always go into the archives and scroll through my past posts. You may find something interesting to read.
Believe it or not, “unhinged” has weekly readers all across the
and scattered in places like Canada,
England, Denmark, Germany,
Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii,
These are regulars.
There are also occasional readers in countries like
Russia, Ukraine, Pakistan,
Alaska, France, and other far-away lands. I’m sure many of these “sometimes” readers
hit the site by accident. I’ve also had
several unusual visitors, including the Justice Department in ,
a year or two ago. But that just adds to
the fun. Washington, D.C.
I know that many of you are personal friends going back to our school days, but many are folks I’ve never met in person. Thanks to all of you for reading my sometimes nonsensical ramblings. I hope you’ll keep in touch through the blog, which I’ll keep online for anyone interested, or through my website at www.ralphhiggins.com, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll be back unless the Mayan calendar is true, which is about as likely as the 12th Imam bursting out of his gopher hole riding a goat. But if it is true, just think - we can forget about shoveling snow, last-minute shopping, filing 2012 tax returns, and watching the country self-destruct. It’s always good to look on the positive side.
And it’s also good to realize that the answer to the old song by Peggy Lee, “Is that all there is?” is “No.” This is not all there is. Sorry Peggy.
Ever wonder why so many wealthy entertainers and athletes, who seem to have everything money can buy, get lost in drugs, alcohol, and go nuts or commit suicide? Obviously, something is missing in their lives.
Maybe the brilliant French physicist and philosopher, Pascal, had it right in the quote I featured at the top of this post. It’s a quote worthy of serious contemplation – especially at Christmas.
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