, 12.24.2019 05:23 PM

Merry Christmas

I just got out of mass at a little church in Brighton – we Irish Catholics can’t help ourselves – and I just wanted to wish all of you a merry Christmas.

For me, it has been a bit of a challenging year. Among other things, I’ve become reacquainted with betrayal. I don’t recommend it.

But 2020, and the new decade, are going to be a great finale. And I want to sincerely thank all of you – including the many folks reading these words who I’ve never had the honor to meet face-to-face – a heartfelt thank you. Your support and your kindness helped a lot. A lot.

So, a merry Christmas – and a happy Hanukkah – to you and yours. You are all awesome and me and my kids – and Joey and Roxy – wish you the very best.



10 Comments

  1. All the best Warren, and I hope 2020 is a better year for you and yours. Your site would be sorely missed were it not here. I also had the opportunity to attend a Christmas church service this year, and it always helps me put things into perspective.

  2. Dennis Mills says:

    Never Better!!! Your 2020 attitude.

  3. Robert White says:

    Very best, Warren. I have learned much about politics since I arrived here. Keep up the good work as my Continuing Education depends upon it.

    P.S. I’ll send my tuition cheque when I hit pay dirt.

    Cheers, Robert

  4. Mark says:

    Wishing you a stupendous 2020 and may the bad found in 2019 become a very distant memory.

  5. Roger Clarke says:

    Ah, Catholic guilt! It should be visited on us all [but I’m glad it ain’t!].

  6. Fred from BC says:

    If there is any small comfort to be had from all the negative stuff that happened in 2019, it’s the fact that it is all behind you now….and 2020 can’t fail to be better. All the best to you and yours.

  7. Tori says:

    Here’s what got me through my darkest days after my husband died:
    1. Don’t run away from the grief. Embrace the grief; don’t avoid it. Do the work (it’s exhausting!) so that you won’t have it bite your ass 5 yrs down the road because you haven’t faced it.
    2. Drink lots of water. Eat when you can. Sleep when you can. Do things that you derive pleasure from (this will take time). Give permission to be gentle with yourself.
    3. Embrace death and re-birth. You will not be the same person going in as you are coming out the other side. There is beauty in that.
    4. Don’t let the pain of losing love be the reason for never opening yourself to love again. This will change you, but don’t let it define you. Or defeat you.
    5. You will (already have been?) be amazed at the kindness of strangers and wonder why they come through while those closer fail or betray us. Use this opportunity to know who your true supporters are and forgive and let go of the rest.
    Wishing you and your family a peaceful 2020.
    Tori

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