Christmas

2002 December

Santa: help us all find some horse sense

2012-10-30T04:29:24-04:00December 20th, 2002|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Dear Santa: Thanks for last year's gift, the Gulliver's Travels book. I enjoyed the Houyhnhnms, those horse-like characters. So bright. So noble. And those savage Yahoos. So dim. So lost. Poor Gulliver couldn't see himself in them. But Gulliver really was a traveller. Like you Santa. That's why I'm writing. Distribution problems down here are getting worse.

1999 December

Something happened. Something big.

2012-10-30T05:21:53-04:00December 28th, 1999|Categories: London Free Press, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

"Jesus Christ. Superstar. Do you believe what they say you are?" The jingle from the popular rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, catchy as it is, is an incredibly sad reminder that there are people who don't have an inkling of this season's joy.

1997 December

Spirit of real St. Nick has much to teach us

2012-10-30T05:26:41-04:00December 22nd, 1997|Categories: London Free Press, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Dear Editor: I am eight years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." Please tell me the truth. Is there a Santa Claus?