Christmas Elves Threaten National Security

evilelfIn the past, the Townehouse Blog has provided expose´ articles regarding common Christmas traditions that most take for granted. In the past the real story behind Rudolph and Frosty were brought to you first by the Townehouse Blog. In keeping with the tradition of past Christmases, the Townehouse Blog, as a public service, will provide the real story behind those Christmas Elves. This expose´ is brutal and honest and not suitable for younger audiences. Those with young children in the room should click away now.

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Friends?  Really?

I must admit, I am not a big fan of the so-called social media, I think it is a mistake to use the word social as for too often it is anything but social.  Frequently it is filled with hate, rage, and anti-social commentary. What is disturbing to me is the use of the word friend.  I personally have several hundred “friends” on Facebook, I know of some who have several thousand, and even a few who have reached the Facebook imposed limit of 5000.  But, are they really friends?

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Black and White World

 

Some years ago my youngest son asked me if the whole world was in black and white when I was a child.  I suspect he arrived at this conclusion from looking at old black and white photographs.  It was a logical assumption based on the information he had at the time.  I of course corrected this misconception and assured him we have all been living in technicolor for a long time.  For some reason the memory of this popped into my head the other day.  I chuckled at the memory, but then I started to think that maybe we did live in a black and white world in “the old days”.

When I was growing up there were only two political parties that I was aware of, Republicans and Democrats.  That was pretty much a black and white scenario.  You were either one or the other and oddly enough I do not recall people hating one another because of their political affiliations.  Since then we seem to have inserted many shades of grey between the black and white politics.  Now we have right and left wing, conservative and liberal, progressive, moderate, libertarian and probably some others that I am forgetting or not aware of.   Each group does not like the other.   Democrats hate republicans and Republicans hate democrats and all the various shades of light grey hate the various shades of dark grey.  Sadly, it seems that the hatred has gotten so intense that it is impossible for anything productive to be accomplished because the hate is in the way.  It needs to stop.

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What Happened?

Perhaps some of you who have been readers of this blog in the past have wondered what ever happened to this blogger.  Probably even more haven’t wondered.  Well, the good news and the bad news is the same; I am alive and still kicking.  As to why I have not written for a while, I am not exactly sure.  All I can say is I seem to have lacked inspiration.  Okay, that is not exactly true.  Often, I was inspired but when I sat at the keyboard the transfer of the inspiration from the brain to the fingertips seemed to be lacking.  Additionally I got involved in several other websites and the time I was spending on them consumed my focus and at the end of each morning, once I completed the maintenance on those sites I was tired of correcting my typos and tired of squinting at the monitor.  But this day I feel newly energized and determined to begin actively blogging anew.

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Set in My Ways!

As I have gotten older I find that the concept of “being set in your ways” is mostly true.  I find I am most comfortable if I have a routine that I follow.  My days go better if I wake in the morning and fall into my routine without disruptions such as robo-calls, internet outage, or work.  I don’t mind work, I just don’t want to do it first thing in the morning.  Another thing I don’t want to do first thing in the morning is to get upset by reading comments on Facebook.  I used to look forward to “catching up” on Facebook, but not anymore.  Here is how it was.

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