Advent Calendar 2018: Day 19

Advent Calendar – Day 19

A Modest Proposal

Martin Luther had 95 Theses, all I want is 1. Yes, it is with great relief that I report that my Thesis Proposal was accepted by the Literature and Creative Writing Program at my school. Now I will be placed with a Thesis Director for my project. I have a year to complete it. I look forward working on it. A heartfelt thank you to all that have supported me along the way. Most especially, my Wife. It is an exercise in endurance to put up with a surly big man.

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Advent Calendar 2018: Day 18

Advent Calendar – Day 18

TOP TWENTY CAROLS I’M CRANKING AT PRESENT 🎁

20. THAT’S CHRISTMAS TO ME-PENTATONIX

19 .  FATHER CHRISTMAS-THE KINKS

18 . THE TWELVE PAINS OF CHRISTMAS-BOB RIVERS

17. I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS-GREG LAKE

16. WHITE WINTER HYMNAL-PENTATONIX

15. CHRISTMAS IN HOLLIS-RUN D.M.C.

14. MAMACITA DONDEC ESTA SANTA CLAUS-AUGIE RIOS

13. THE SEASON’S UPON US-DROPKICK MURPHYS

12. PLEASE COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS-B.B. KING

11. SANTA BRING MY BABY BACK TO ME-ELVIS PRESLEY

10. BLUE CHRISTMAS-THE LUMINEERS

9. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS-COLDPLAY

8. BOOTS-THE KILLERS

7.CHRISTMAS-BLUES TRAVELER

6. CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE AGAIN-THE BEATLES

5. OLD CITY BAR-TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA 

4. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY-NOEL GALLAGHER 

3. CHRISTMAS WRAPPING—THE WAITRESSES 

2.FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK-THE POGUES

1.BABY ITS COLD OUTSIDE-DEAN MARTIN

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Advent Calendar 2018: Day 17

Advent Calendar – Day 17

“The Decemberists” ©️C.P. Hickey 2018

“The Decemberists”

Once upon a December sky,

I made a wish and closed my eyes.

Muted blues and drabbest grays,

Out beyond, beyond.

A lifetime obligation’s breach,

Out beyond horizon’s reach.

I could not go there,

Out beyond, beyond.

Trapped on a rolling road,

World all around exposed.

I could not get there,

Out beyond, beyond.

Decemberists know it best,

Heart pounding beneath the breast,

The journey hearkens those who hide,

Out beyond, beyond.

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Advent Calendar 2018: Day 16

Advent Calendar – Day 16

” ‘Twas A Bob Cratchit Kinda Day”

‘Twas a Bob Crachit Kinda Day.

Nose hard to the grindstone.

No tuppence in my pocket.

Hand dampened cold,

Chilling my bones down.

Doing the things I must.

O’hers depen’n onnit.

Christmas wages all but spent.

Peace and hope.

Hope and peace.

I’ve seen a courier.

A scene by Currier and Ives.

Salvation Army Bells.

Silver Bells.

For whom the bell tolls.

Clearly, me.

Uh-huh!

The Christmas Spirit.

Visiting as needed.

Once, twice, thrice,

And done.

But…nothing changes.

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Advent Calendar 2018: Day 15

Advent Calendar -Day 15

I Stand In Solidarity With Those That Have December Birthdays

Happy Birthday to my kid sister. She is still fresh, full of mischief, and a great all around character. She’s true blue.

I just want to make sure that she knows how special her birthday is to us, even though having a birthday in December can sometimes be tough.

Hope she had a great night last night. Tonight she celebrates by surrounding herself with a group of special kids. May not be as crazy as past birthdays, but sometimes doing understated things on special days creates whole new sets of memories.

❤️🎄

The ghost of Ma is out back puffing cigs and doing puzzles, go spahk one up in tribute.

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