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Monthly Archives: December 2014

New Year’s Resolutions

So, here we are, the day after Christmas and just around the corner is New Year’s Eve. I don’t put much stock in New Year’s Resolutions any more, since 40+ years of experience tells me that they’re almost never kept.  But, that still doesn’t mean I won’t encourage you, gentle readers, to make some resolutions […]

Santa Tracker

Next week is Christmas, so, as I have traditionally done, I’m reminding you of where to find Santa. During the Cold War, NORAD stood between us and what we were sure was complete destruction at the hands of the Soviets.  Thankfully, that never came to pass, and I have often wondered what NORAD has done […]

Another Lap Around The Sun

I’m not sure where I picked up that particular turn of phrase. Well, it’s my birthday again. I almost didn’t bother with a birthday post, since I had a post earlier in the day, but, it’s sort of gotten to be a tradition with me, so, here I am.  Honestly, it seems kind of impossible […]

Free Indie Christmas Music

Yes, free Christmas music. I love Christmas music of almost any kind.  And, of course, I love things that are free.  So, combining the two is my way of spreading some holiday cheer! For many years, the music blog Stereogum shared a special Christmas mix of free, downloadable MP3s from Indie artists, some you may […]

GIF Christmas Tree

That’s pronounced like the peanut butter brand, by the way. Here’s a fun, free way to get into the holiday spirit; make an animated Christmas tree graphic! Giphy is a site that collects animated GIFs.  It’s an interesting site, but I honestly am not sure how they make money.  In any case, last year at […]


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