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  1. Date: 12/2/2012 6:55:00 AM
    I believe that for 364 days we tell our kids not to talk to strangers..then one day a year we dress them up throw them on a fat man dressed in red's knee and tell them to smile.... For 364 days a year we teach our kids about stranger danger..then one day a year we tell them to go to sleep so a fat man in a red suit can come down the chimney... No wonder kids are so confused lol... As for the end of the world...Im just happy when tomorrow comes :D xxx

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  1. Date: 12/2/2012 12:16:00 AM
    I understand the emotional attachment to Santa Claus -- the mind is a very complex entity. There are many reasons for the tradition, and several of the reasons had/have positive roots. Aside from the whole Santa thing, the Christian aspect of Christmas bothers me, because the historical Jesus(Yeshua ben Yosef)wasn't even born on December 24th. Actually, the historical Jesus doesn't resemble the biblical, mythological Jesus as much as many people would like to believe. Yes, there are some decent parallels here and there. Mythological figures who were born on December 24th, are Mithra and Horus(obviously these mythologies are far older than the biblical Christ mythology). Both Mithra and Horus were depicted as sons of God, born to a virgin mother. Both were born in a cave or manger, both their births were heralded by shepherds and a star in the east. Both were visited by wise men bearing gifts. Both Mithra and Horus were crucified at the age of 33, and were resurrected. Does any of this have implications towards people's cognitive reasoning? Not for too many people lol....

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  1. Date: 11/30/2012 6:43:00 PM
    Childhood's End is a 1953 science fiction novel by the British author Arthur C. Clarke. The story follows the peaceful alien invasion[1] of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival ends all war, helps form a world government, and turns the planet into a near-utopia. Many questions are asked about the origins and mission of the aliens, but they avoid answering, preferring to remain in their spacecraft, governing through indirect rule. Decades later, the Overlords show themselves, and their impact on human culture leads to a Golden Age.

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  1. Date: 11/30/2012 6:00:00 PM
    First, we tell our children the story about Santa Claus. Then, after they are traumatized to realize we have lied all this time and our credibility is completely shot, we tell them that Christmas is not about a fat man in a red suit, living in the North Pole, who sprinkles magic dust so he can go down a chimney to bring us gifts, but it is really about a white man born in a predominately dark skinned country from a virgin mother whose real father lives in a place called heaven, who does magic we call miracles and rises from the dead after dying for our sins. Why would our children ever believe anything we say!?

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  1. Date: 11/30/2012 2:08:00 PM
    I'm just waiting to hear what their explanation will be when these 'rapture' fanatics wake up on december 22nd and find themselves still here! lol as for global warming, it's one of the biggest scams in history, even scientists are coming out now and saying that it doesn't exist, but it's a good way of screwing more money out of people via carbon taxes and putting the frighteners on people at the same time, and bizarre weather patterns are often deliberately caused by chemtrails which have the ability to alter weather conditions, create tornadoes and so on, not to mention the cocktail of chemicals we are being showered with...

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  1. Date: 11/30/2012 5:07:00 AM
    Oh i think i'll just go and stir my soup, then write a letter to lapland...

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 10:40:00 PM
    Come to think of it...if that happens...we won't have to worry about Santa and Xmas ever again... :P

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 7:21:00 PM
    Ha ha! I'm not sure about the world ending, but do I think that something awful can happen at any time? Pretty much. Nuclear power is lethal, and we have not been looking after the power plants. Look at Fukushima. Then there is Iran and the weapons they are building. I'm not a fatalist. I don't think Dec 21st holds any significance. But I do wonder about the state of the planet, the damage we've done to the environment, what global warming is doing to the weather system (hurricanes, tornados) so I have no idea about the future and what it holds. Do any of us? I think the times are turbulent, but then again, history is no different. PS Francine you crack me up! LOL.

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 7:02:00 PM
    I don't believe the world will end Dec 21st, if I did I would not have already bought and wrapped all these Christmas presents

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 5:35:00 PM
    funny how you tied santa to an unrelated topic. I think I do stuff like that too. hahaha. Good blog, Chris. No, I do not believe that mayan myth. Their calender simply ended there. However, if Utah gets that huge earthquake they have been expecting for the past 25 years and it happens on that day, I will become a believer!

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 3:59:00 PM
    :P you are one fine piece of work LOL :P just like I don't believe in a literal Santa Claus or a flying disembodied [or bodied head in the sky]; just as I see all of the stories as STORIES with PERHAPS a grain of truth? [At some point in time there MAY have been a grain of truth LOL] The world has always been beginning and ending..and it would be lovely to look forward to a day when we were of one mind and heart [a KIND one, hopefully..oneness where there is sharing!] This greedy mindset is what I HOPE ends on 12/21/12..I'll have a toast of the local beverage for YOU! :)

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7/14/2016 Autobahn Free verseamerica,history,words,
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5/27/2016 My Cat Free versecat,happiness,love,
5/27/2016 Displaced Tankahope,words,
1/20/2016 Return of the Jedi Free versehope,riddle,star,war,
12/30/2015 5 Minute Prose 001 Prose Poetrylife,
9/13/2015 when the words dissolve upon our tongues Free versewords,
6/6/2015 The Gardener: A Soft Slam With Flowers Free verseslam,
5/10/2015 Workshop Poem: Black Jesus Free versegrowth,
3/15/2015 instead of haiku Tankaappreciation,
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8/7/2014 Mesopotamia Kimogrowth,high school,hope,k
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2/4/2014 When Harry Heironymous Huffenhoffer Met Henrietta Huckhellopolis Alliterationgrowth,
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12/8/2013 M Free versecelebration,hope,life,lov
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8/1/2013 Live The Cliches Free versedream,hope,love,poetry,
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2/18/2013 Kindred Spirits Haibunhope,life,love,mystery,bi
1/15/2013 Money-God Free versededication,god,hope,image
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8/30/2012 Cornflower Blue Free versehope,life,love,mystery,dr
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5/24/2012 Closer Free versehope,life,love,peace,blue
4/30/2012 Motherland's Funeral Free versededication,funeral,lost,m
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2/28/2012 with a kiss Haibundedication,hope,social,wa
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2/18/2012 Scat-Man Lyricdedication,music,song-lyr
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Pulp Rhymeallegory,death,history,li
A Deeper Divide Versepassion,people,philosophy
The Devil's Tide Narrativeadventure,angel,june,life
Psychedelic Verselife,love,mystery,nostalg
Recording/Re-playing/Recording/Re-playing Free verselife,people,philosophy,ti
The Skipping of Stones Chokanature,sea
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Free verseinspirational,uplifting
This Night Sonnet 
Day of Reckoning Chokanature
Go Ask Alice Quatrainallegory,devotion,fantasy
the farm boy Tankachildhood,nature
A. Long Learned Tale. I do not know?epic,space,
Socialites Free verselifenight,night,
Priorities Viewed by a Dying Man Villanelledeath,introspectionnature
Answered Prayer Sijolife,nature
Haiku for Hidden Habitats Haikunature
Raindrops I do not know?adventure,angst,art,imagi
Pretentious Collaboration Written During Conversation (Credit to Emmily Rosa) Free versepeople,love,may,time,
I Remember When I Could Fly Lyricsong-lyricme,me,
Anxious Dissolution Free verseallegory,depression,intro
Is this a Grook or Not? (Nothing) Grookconfusion
Let me write you something. Free verseloveme,write,epic,me,writ
Under the Same Moon -3-Way-Collaboration- Coupletfriendship,lifeworld,life
Breaking Free verselost love,
Sunlit Yearnings Free verselifelife,life,
Cardinal at the feeder Rhymenature,upliftingwinter,wi
Mona Lisa Free verseartme,
Aspects Of Winter Free verseseasonsme,world,old,light
Suncatcher --recited Free verseinspirational,introspecti
'Water' Cinquainnature
Interwoven Free versefamily,friendship,life,lo
IN THE DENTIST'S CHAIR Free verseadventurefootball,me,
Canadian Chris Limerickon writing and words,peop
Double Phantasy Free versebaby,loss,mystery,sad,
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A Hummerous Life Burlesquefunny,political,satire,
Attention: WORD NERDS--------- The Eight Parts of Speech Dramatic Verseart,education,family,for
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GRABBING COLORS WITH VINCENT Free verseart,dream,poetry,
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TOUCH Rhymelove,me,
A Solstice Free versedeath,faith,religion,
ThE DrUnkeN BuMMMM Free verselife,
Withdrawal in a dream Free verseangst,depression,me,
Phobia Free verseangst,world,light,light,
Let Me Float Free verseintrospection,me,body,me,
Sing Solitude-Play Soltude-Confetti's Song Lyriclovedream,dream,love,
Cassiopeia Terzanellefantasy,night,beauty,beau
Watching Him Watching Her Free versepassion,
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ONE FALCON FEATHER Free versefreedom,
Always Free versededication,friend,life,li
Seen Through A Half Glass Free verseintrospection,
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