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Here are a few links I’ve come across tonight. I’d like to share them with you.

Spiritual Connection

Where God Lives (“Crazy Tracy” talks about the search for spiritual connection and readers comment)

Music

Christmas Music (“Minstrel Boy” shares a few YouTube videos of church music performances)>
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St. Stephen’s Day (more music from “Minstrel Boy”, this one is a sing-along)

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Oh, India/Home Is Where The Heart Is/Imshee Ma’aia Walk With Me/Nepal (Music by Lorelei Loveridge. Listen to it now.)
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Joni Mitchell (as listed on Wikipedia)

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How We Die (Video by Dawn Kahn, died March 28, 2007 of breast cancer, published by her twin sister in honor of Dawn, and in an effort to draw attention to the need for early cancer detection and more research to find a cure for cancer. Dawn believed if money spent on war had been spent on research to cure cancer, she and others would be alive today.)

Christmas

A Christmas Gift (Zoe Brain tells how she used the money from the tip jar to help a family in need)
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Fabulous Santa Post (“Maxine” has pictures and stories to read while you drink cold milk and munch on cookies)

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Christmas 2007 (image and words by “The Dark Wraith”)

Our Crazy, Mixed-up World

Final Rant o’ the Year (“Karen Zipdrive” is gets a few things off her chest and feels so much better now)
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The Lioness Fallen (“The Dark Wraith” writes about Benazir Bhutto)
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Teasing the Tiger? (Joel Sax offers his thoughts on what happened at the San Francisco Zoo)
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Our Dysfunctional Family (compelling true stories from “Our Dysfunctional Family”)
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The Moderate Voice (“TMV”, speaking from the middle, linking to left-middle-right)

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Michael Grant (“Children – that is, any person age 25 or younger – live in a world so different from the adult world that it could almost be described as a parallel universe… It is possible that kids in their youth world believe in their power, and that their power is greater than ours. They no longer are obligated to check with us, or to participate with us, and don’t expect us, or want us, to speak unless we are spoken to.”)

Life in the Wild

Battle at Kruger (video on YouTube by Jason Schlosberg and David Budzinski. “A battle between a pride of lions, a herd of buffalo, and 2 crocodiles at a watering hole in South Africa’s Kruger National Park while on safari.”)

Laughter is the Best Medicine

200 Impressions ( This guy is talented with impersonations. Jay Leno are you watching? David Letterman? Craig Ferguson? Jimmy Kimmel? I added my comments to his reviews: “I’ll Give You Five Stars5/5 stars12/29/2007 You’re gifted, and it’s clear that you work hard and love what you do. Thanks for sharing your talent. I hope to see you on comedy shows before long- dhconcerts“)
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Father and Son chat (photo caption: “Son, you’re making the same mistake … I made with your mother … “)

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I want to recommend two web pages today. One talks personally about life in a dysfunctional family. One speaks at length about the assassination of a courageous woman and the effect this murder will have on the world and on the political process.

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Somehow, in my mind, the stories are linked. We are a family of humankind. We are terribly dysfunctional. We all matter, every one of us. One website tells of the destruction of the spirit of human beings within the confines of a single family. The other tells of the destruction of a world leader and the increased danger that brings to all of us.

Our Dysfunctional Family

Why do some people even have children when they so obviously hate them?

Don’t use my stuff!

Once when my mom found out that I had used her scissors and not put them back where they belonged, she forced me to sit down at the kitchen table while she attempted to burn my fingers with her lighter. I kept blowing the flame out. I remember being terrified, and was crying. I just kept blowing that flame out, so I didn’t get burned. This was supposed to teach me not to touch things that weren’t mine.
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Pakistan’s Ultimate Winner

THE MODERATE VOICE EDITOR’S SPECIAL NOTE:

Just as words, matter – people matter.

Think about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Yes, it did change things: the removal of a personality, that personality’s thoughts, words, physical presence and ability to shape things on the world stage and behind the scenes were all removed from the scene. In an instant.

Think about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What would have things been like if he had lived in terms of the leadership he would have provided for black Americans, the inspiration his words would provide for all Americans and the impact his stature would have had in promoting his values on the nation?

No one is arguing that Benazir Bhutto was a saint.

But she had proved to be a highly courageous woman who clearly knew the physical risks and inspired a huge portion of her nation.

We should all be grieving over ALL of these fallen leaders who, no matter what their merits or flaws, gave of themselves to try to do something for their nations.

Weep for her; weep for them; weep for us all.
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Great social injustices of the past have fallen faint when America’s heart and soul bestows its most wondrous gift – equality.

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Sharing that truth will most assuredly enrich the lives of future generations.

h/t Pam

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UPDATE: December 24, 2009

NORAD Santa Tracker 2009

UPDATE: December 24, 2008

SANTA! Norad Santa Tracker 2008

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December 24, 2007

NORAD Tracks Santa

Invitation to Watch

About Santa

Around the World With Santa

NORAD tracks Santa – Santa Tracker Video Paris, France

The invitation to watch Santa Tracker videos (the Santa Tracker trailer).

NORAD tracks Santa as he flies by the International Space Station.

NORAD tracks Santa as he flies over Mt. Fuji, Japan.

NORAD tracks Santa as he flies over The Great Wall of China.

NORAD tracks Santa as he flies over Sydney, Australia.

NORAD tracks Santa as he flies over the Himalayas in Nepal.

NORAD tracks Santa as he flies over Moscow, Russia.

NORAD tracks Santa as he flies through New York City.

NORAD tracks Santa as he flies over St. Louis, MO and off towards Oklahoma.

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Have you heard this story? Have you heard this song? Today, on Hear and Now, the story was told and the song was played. You can hear the radio show here. This story begins at 13:20 minutes into the broadcast.

CHRISTMAS TRUCE: We look back at another war — World War I — and what happened when British troops heard the enemy singing Christmas carols. Folksinger John McCutcheon tells the story.

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Here’s a link to the story of The Christmas Truce of 1914.

On YouTube – “Christmas in the Trenches” by John McCutcheon

Lyrics to “Christmas in the Trenches” by John McCutcheon

More links to John McCutcheon and this song:
John McCutcheon – “Winter Solstice” cd
Memorial Day Tribute web site
Psyche, Science and Society – teaching children about war and peace

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I hope you will be able to be with the one(s) you love during this season and in the coming year. That’s what life is all about, isn’t it? Loving ourselves. Loving others.

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Thanks to those who read these words. I wish you all the best. I wish for all of us love, health, peace and joy.

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