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The New Year writing

Old things are new again.

The title of my post is taken from the New Testament, Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians; 2 Corinthians 5:17, if you care to look it up. Since it is a new year, I felt moved to make a  proclamation or pronouncement of some sort, and I like the way Paul pronounced and proclamated, but don’t worry, this isn’t a sermon, and I’m not a preacher.

I don’t make resolutions for the new year, and if I did I’m not sure I could keep them anyway. Sometimes new stuff comes up at different times of the year, stuff that either you’ve had a hand in causing to happen or it just happens. I’ve been trying to make finding a job happen. And it just so happens that I’m about to start training for one on January 12. I can’t go into details just yet, but it’s a stay-at-home job, full time, 40 hours a week with certain benefits.

And that’s my proclamation/pronouncement for 2015. See, I told you it wasn’t going to be a sermon. But do read some of Paul’s letters, he (and/or one or two of his scribes) was quite literary.

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Paul the Apostle

 

 

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Christmas writing

Hottie (by Evil Squirrel)

I’m happy to announce that I recently received a gorgeous little holiday card in the mail. Actually, it came within another traditional Christmas card, so I got two cards for the price of one! The traditional card will join the collection of others I tack around the entryways in the house. But my special little holiday card will remain within sight, here at my computer desk, to remind me of special blogging friends and why one in particular created evil squirrels.

About 20 other lucky bloggers will get a chance to blog about their hand drawn and colored 2014 Holiday Card (please visit the link, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the artwork!). Each of us got a different named character, drawn on a 3×5 card. Hottie came in today’s mail. As you can see in the drawing she’s sitting on a rock, pondering as the sun sets behind some distant mountains. She’s probably thinking about and longing for Pepé Le Pew. I think I’ll play a song for her, maybe the Skunk Blues in E-minor, she’d like that, don’t ya think?

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Hottie
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!