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By Mary E. Adair

November/December i.e. Holiday 2012

"As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking."...James Allen.

Now 'right thinking' is pretty general but most will agree that neither bringing harm to your fellow man nor wishing him ill would be a good way to start. Then you could consider how you could share what you have aplenty with those with less, and this doesn't just mean cash, dear readers, but be generous with your time and talents. Also for the 'weak' making 'self strong' again, your editor is following that agenda as well.

Bruce Clifford has several poems, "Beyond This World," "Circling Time," "You're The Only One," "Life Line," "Music to My Ears," and "Hurting You." John I. Blair, whose computer is still ailing, adds one poem for this Holiday issue. We all look forward to his future work, including his interesting and informative columns.

Phillip Hennessy sent five titled "It's All A Game," "When You're Lost in the Dark," "True Friends," "Can I Get Me Through Today," and "Dreams and Wishes." Bud Lemire submitted "Falls into Place," "Nature Walk," "A Journey of Self Discovery," and "Everyone We Meet." Yours truly includes the poem written while still in denial despite medical documents to the contrary, "Ideology and Pathology."

In"Angel Whispers" Peg Jones lets us keep up with her new endeavors and why she feels the angels guidance plays a big part. Mattie Lennon's "Irish Eyes" discusses pro's and con's in a very serious, but frequent type occasion. Leo C. Helmer set himself at the computer and produced his "Cookin' With Leo" column which should delight all with his tasty Christmas cookie recipe.

Thomas F. O'Neill (Introspective) muses on gift giving and sharing among other joys of Christmas and other special gifting events, while "Eric Shackle's Column" by Eric highlights some little known practices in honor of crows then draws our attention to the name of a certain racehorse. The links he includes add much to his column.

Mark Crocker has added more to his second book of Rabbo Tales, "Rabbo II, Chapter 9 - New Arrivals." Previous chapters of this tale can be accessed by clicking the author's name.

See you in January.

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