Sunday, April 16, 2006


A wonderful Easter.

The choir at church was incredible.

The children all enjoyed a glorious Easter Egg hunt.

We had a marvelous dinner prepared by Mrs. Claus.

And, of course, we celebrated the greatest gift in all of history: Jesus’s act of salvation.


Saturday, April 08, 2006

Pumping over, changes made

The pumping of water into the tunnels below North Pole Village is complete.

The icequakes have ended.

For now.

I still don't know what to do about global warming and the melting of the North Pole ice.

I wish I could do something to halt it - but I don't have that kind of magic.

But we have already made some changes here at the Pole.

I've urged our engineer elves to explore more ways to generate power naturally from water and sun. I've requested that use of snowmobiles and other such vehicles be cut down.

And I've asked the pilots who fly in our mail to cut down on their flights until the mail volume increases.

Little things. But if everyone in the world did the same little things, it would make a difference.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Christmas songs

I've been listening to some new Christmas songs lately.

Of course, considering how old I am, "new" is relative.

There are a number of albums with traditional songs on them. Some of them are quite nice.

And there are some nice Christian albums with original Christmas songs.

But new songs that might make it on to mainsteam radio are few.

So many of these songs are funny, or at least try to be funny.

Grandma getting run over by reindeer sort of songs.

Perhaps its part of the spirit of the times. People have a hard time taking things seriously - even when they are serious.

After all, what could be more serious that God being born into the world to save us?

As for the Christian Christmas songs, they are sincere, but sincerity does not necessarily translate into good music.

Amy Grant and Gary Chapman had a nice one back in the 1980s with "Tennessee Christmas." I wish there were more of those.

Maybe I should try my hand at it.

I'd better put some new strings on my guitar first.