2012 ??

Thursday, December 29, 2011

As 2012 is just around the corner, I can’t help but wonder what we’ll say a year from now when we look back. Will the world end on 12-12-12 ? Going out on a limb, I’ll say probably not. Here’s my hope…. that 2012 will be a watershed year – for Gladney as we celebrate our 125th anniversary, for the field of adoption as we confront a myriad of challenges and opportunities, and for our country as we face a critical election in November. When I look back over my lifetime at what I consider watershed years for American society as a whole, I think of 1968, 1980 and 2000. All were election years and all were Olympic years. As is 2012. Is another watershed year in store for us ? For ourselves and for Gladney, we can make it so.

Christmas Carols

Monday, December 12, 2011

Just about everyone has their list of favorites, so here’s my top 10 list:
10. Here Comes Santa Claus
9. Little Drummer Boy (Bing Crosby and David Bowie)
8. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Bruce Springsteen version)
7. I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas
6. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
5. O Come All Ye Faithful
4. Joy to the World
3. Silent Night
2. O Holy Night
1. Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Over-rated are:
In Excelsis Deo
The First Noel
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Deck the Halls
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Jingle Bells

Do you share my opinion or have I ticked you off with my over-rated list ?