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Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate

‘Tis the season once again. Of course, it’s not just about the hot chocolate, but that’s a nice part of it. And this year, I’m proud to announce, I haven’t heard of a single person offended by the Official Starbucks Red Cups®! The Starbucks peppermint hot chocolate reminds me of 2010 when we headed south for Christmas. We went to Universal Studios a few days that week and had one of these drinks just about every morning at CityWalk.

Last year we spent Christmas in Florida once again, but this year we are staying home. I just uploaded a classic computing video where I entered a Santa Claus program on a Commodore 64 emulator. The program came from the December 1984 issue of Family Computing magazine.

The background music from this video comes from the old Jingle Disk produced by Thoughtware, Inc. back in 1985. I wonder if Marty McFly ran it on his computer?

Anyway, some more contemporary sounds of the season echoed from the halls of Jewel City Church last week with their annual Christmas production. Watch it here!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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The 2013 JCC Kids Christmas Play

Happy New Year! (Is it too late to say that?) Hope you had a wonderful holiday season.

The holiday season brings family and friends together, and churches all around the world celebrate the season with plays and cantatas.

For you viewing pleasure, here’s a look back at the 2013 Jewel City Church Children’s Christmas play, “The Christmas Shoe Tree.”

2013 Kid’s Christmas Play from Jewel City Church on Vimeo.

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A look back at 2013, from Google

The 2013 Google Zeitgeist… As usual, a great look back at the previous year.  Only one complaint: Not long enough. There were several events that made this year memorable and also could have (should have?) been included in this year in review.

Here’s to making 2014 even more memorable!

Search on, my friends.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! This holiday started out for me with a running in the annual Shinnston Turkey Trot, where it was a “crisp, cool” 26° for the duration of the race. It wasn’t my fastest time, but I’ll take it simply because of the poor weather. Here’s a short clip from the local news: (If you look closely you’ll catch me at around the :13 mark…)

(OK… Well, the video link no longer works, so here is a link to a story on wboy.com)

Shinnston Turkey Trot 5K Held to Benefit the Marie Gaston Scholarship Fund

That was followed by a great meal and time spent with family. There was the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to watch, followed by the National Dog Show, and then a presentation of “Shrek: The Musical” on DVD.