Is it me or is Christmas filled with a little more stress than joy? A little more angst than good cheer? Hustle and bustle has been replaced with “Black Friday” and who can grab what gift first to get the best deal.
I don’t understand the so-called immorality of fighting a war with the same intensity and conviction as those who’d wage war against us.
So many of us love and remember the Christmas story, found in the Gospel accounts of both Matthew and Luke. But this year, as I read these accounts again, one verse really caught my attention.
I went dark years ago. Going dark means a couple of different things. Some denote a lack of presence; others denote a sense of depression.
Mary Landrieu showed the true value of her Chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources: none. She couldn’t push, pull, shove, drag, prod, cajole, entice, coax, persuade, wheedle, sweet-talk, inveigle or compel her colleagues to pass legislation allowing for the XL Pipeline project.