Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Hey Santa,

Yes, I know you're not REAL real. But, I figure there might be some force in the universe that pays attention to this stuff. And, that possibility makes it worthwhile to send a list of some sort out there. I don't really need these things immediately or by 12/25 but, keep them in mind. I'd like them at some point, especially if this is my only go-round on this planet.

I want more happy days than sad. They don't have to be ecstatic days. The quietly happy ones are better, anyway, in the long run.

I'd like to see this country get back to valuing democracy rather than oligarchy again.

Make the munchkins (and future munchkins) confident and happy and healthy, please.

I'd like to have a house with one purple room, chickens in the back yard, a puppy, lots of nice trees, a front porch and space for a garden and a pool.

You know that guy who's making me all kinds of happy? Yeah, that one. I want him to be as happy as possible, too.

At some point, I'd like some munchkins of my own, please.

I'd really like to have a hedgehog and/or a chinchilla. They're damn cute and I promise NOT to name them George although I would love them and hug them.

How about some progress on world peace and homelessness? That'd be good in the long term.

I'd also love a job that makes me happy. Not jump and down happy, necessarily, but fulfilled and content.

That's pretty much it. Things are ticking along pretty well for me. The world could use more love and less hatred but I think we're moving it along toward that, ourselves, albeit slowly.