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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Sunday, March 18, 2012

MilesTones • 1/2 Millionth Visitor! YIPPEE!!

Early this morning MilesTones received it’s 1/2 millionth visitor. Tried to post this immediately but was delayed by AOL that suddenly needed to verify my life story. By the time I got through that, 540 more visitors had checked in, making it: 500,440. We are climbing toward the first million mark. Thank you readers.

Some headlines we couldn’t miss in the last 24 hours, This one especially:  “Elephant Sperm Banks Created.” What?...moving right along..

Readers may have noticed that I am a littler easier on liberals, indeed I make it a point to hug a liberal every day because I have learned that they are the majority of those protecting animals. Gotta love’m for that.

California, the liberal Mecca of the world, rightfully throws the book at anyone who is cruel to animals. That’s why I love living in California even though there is always a risk of running into a pack of naked Santas in San Francisco. See my story about THAT on this website-archives-Dec.2011..

We even have something GOOD to say about Obama on this special half-million readers day.  He has urged his administration to urge the High Court to preserve the cross on Mount Soledad near San Diego where it has stood since 1954. A contentious fight has been galloping though the courts for a number of years as atheists demand it be torn down.. This is a happy unexpected surprise. A tip of the beret to Obama. Thank you..

Elephant sperm banks? They say it is for purity since close family elephants tend to breed so the point is, according to Obama’s philosophy, “to spread the wealth” and get a purer breed we suppose..

Wilbraham, Massachusetts tried to cancel yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration and parade because, now get this….it is deemed too religious.(!) How’s that again?  Then they decided it could go on but should be re-named, O’Green Day.

What next? St. Valentine’s Day becoming Hallmark Card’s Day? We can’t even make a wild guess what they would do about Martin Luther King Day.

I almost choked on my glutten free corn flakes yesterday morning when I spotted this headline on a religious news site that should have been:“Archbishop of Canterbury—Pope Benedict, to ‘Bury Hatchet’ over Anglican Shift.” Someone in the proof reading department must have been anxious to get to the bathroom, and left the F out of the word, ShiFt.

The story of Pat Robertson saying on the 700 Club that Marijuana is OK and oral sex is fine brought in thousands of responses. One of my favorites was:“Pat probably got stoned and got lucky.”  Moving right along…Wonder what technical lab supply company will create and manufacture the test tube for the…no…let’s keep moving.

Most parents are concerned about the effect TV, movies and perverted literature in the public schools—(no, gays..this is not about YOU, don’t be so touchy…now stop it!)  I’m referring to public education textbooks that skew and totally misrepresent and re-write history.  We are worried about how our kids will turn out with such things entering their minds and how it will affect their behavior.

A roundabout response came from the Facebook page of Lori Maddox Miles Jarema. Yes, Mrs. Jarema and I are kinda related. She is married to my son-in-law. Anyhow, here is what she posted:

“Me behave? Seriously? As a child I saw Tarzan almost naked, Cinderella arrived home after midnight, Pinocchio told lies, Aladdin was a thief, Batman drove over 200 miles an hour, Snow White lived in a house with 7 men, Popeye smoked a pipe and had tatoos, Pac Man ran around to digital music while eating pills that enhanced his performance, and Shaggy and Scooby were mystery solving hippies that always had the munchies. The fault is not mine!”

Good point. While recovering from surgery this past Tuesday I could do nothing but rest and think on things that REALLY matter in this world.

Warning to readers. I still have another week of recovery to go.

EndNote: While writing this my visitors increased to 500,769 and rising…






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