It’s That Special Time of the Year Again

By PatD, a Trail Mix Contributor

If it’s December 23rd you better watch out you’d better not cry, it’s Festivus!

The slogan of Festivus is “A Festivus for the rest of us!” The usual holiday tradition of a tree is manifested in an unadorned aluminum pole, which is in direct contrast to normal holiday materialism. Those attending Festivus may also participate in the “Airing of Grievances” which is an opportunity to tell others how they have disappointed you in the past year, followed by a Festivus dinner, and then completed by the “Feats of Strength” where the head of the household must be pinned.

All of these traditions are based upon the events in a Seinfeld episode. Strangely enough, our Festivus traditions also have roots that pre-date Seinfeld, as it began in the household of Dan O’Keefe, a television writer who is credited for writing the Seinfeld episode.

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A Peace of Mind on the Trail

By PatD, a Trail Mix Contributor

Albert Einstein is so appropriately quoted today at
Dona Nobis Pacem 2017 – Get Involved on Jamie’s Place:

“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.”

Bowing to the Omnipresent, Omnipotent and All-knowing

By Patd, a Trail Mix Contributor

He, She or It giveth and taketh away.  God Google reigns. On the road to secular Damascus, it was either bow down and believe or lose my youtube soul music.  No longer could the sinner hide. Name, email address and age are now written in the books of the mighty, building many mansions and amassing gold for the google galaxy.

OMG, please be merciful and hear our pitiful plea to protect this ignorant trusting participant from evil hackers.

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