Rev. Austin Miles, a chaplain in Northern California is a writer and historian. He is the author of Santa's Surprising Origins, a story that received worldwide circulation and resulted in him being cast in the 2004 Hallmark Christmas Movie titled, Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus. He played the mall Santa who magically received the gift of sign language.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

MilesTonesObama-Meryl Streep Speeches Leave Listeners Speechless

CHICAGO 1/11/16—Last night Obama gave an eternal farewell (?) speech letting us all know how much he accomplished during his reign and indicated how we will miss him. This prompted Boston Herald Journalist Howie Carr to write: “How can we miss him when he won’t go away?” Mr. Carr went on to marvel that Obama didn’t throw out his shoulder from patting himself on the back. My kind of writer.

Monday, January 9, 2017

SocietyElderly Nazi Flails Columnist

This columnist receives a thousand emails a day which makes it impossible to respond to every one. The majority are positive and supporting while many others are attacks from readers who just want to fight and bring attention to themselves, as all columnists will attest. First some background:

Sunday, January 8, 2017

ReligionGREG HOLT on How God Cares About You

Does God Really Care About Me? Here’s How You Can Answer That Question
by Greg Holt

Have you ever wondered - does God really care about me? I know I have at various times. It’s easy to believe in God and to think/know that He truly cares about us when life is going well for us. But what about those times that life throws us an unexpected curve ball?

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

SocietyTrophy Hunter Killed in Fall While Stalking Animals

Radio Host, producer, TV personality and national columnist Jerry Newcombe alerted us to this news item that took place Saturday. The story he sent absolutely made my day. It was a classic case of poetic justice, which we are seeing more and more of these days. CHEERS!

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SocietyJERRY NEWCOMBE on “Post Truth”

The Word of the Year—-“Post-truth”—-So Fitting
By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
1/4/17

Oxford Dictionaries has named “post-truth” its word of the year for 2016. Oxford says it’s “an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.’”

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