Happy New Year's Eve! Bye, Bye '06! Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out!


Written on 7:51 PM by Jack B.

I hope everyone celebrates the coming new year in style (don't drink too much though - I'll do that for both of us *Ha, Ha*) and has a wonderful 2007!
And a Happy Eid to Muslims everywhere as well.

Haiku #226


Written on 7:46 PM by Jack B.

So long December
You come and go so quickly
Come again next year

A Happy and Joyous Christmas to Everyone!


Written on 2:22 PM by Jack B.

How long has it been
Who knows the true date
When a child was born
That would change the world’s fate

No room at the inn
In old Bethlehem
For good carpenter, Joseph
And his wife, Miriyam

In a manger
Where animals once lay
Was born the babe
On that unknown day

It is said only shepherds heard
The angels thanksgiving song
And went to see the baby
Taking their flocks along

2000 years since then
Around the winter solstice
Comes a day especially chosen
And they called it Christmas

But is it really Christmas?
Or was it yesterday?
Does it really matter?
Who’s to say?
Live life to the fullest and...
Have a very Happy, Holy Day!

*please forgive my crude drawing of the Virgin with Child - obviously art was never my best subject

Haiku #225


Written on 7:39 PM by Jack B.

Over the radio
Come carols rather than rock
First sign of Christmas

O, Christmas Tree, O, Christmas Tree...


Written on 11:16 PM by Jack B.

You Are a Tree

You love every part of the holidays, down to the candy canes and stockings. And you're goofy enough to put a Christmas tree ornament on your tree!

It's not that far off, you know. Yeah I know Christmas trees are basically some pagan tradition from Germany co-opted for the holiday season but I love them anyway. Christmas isn't Christmas, if there's no tree.

Here's a picture of this year's Christmas Tree 2006 at my home:No angel at the top this year and no flashing lights nor the chirping bird noises usually put into the tree. But it's not that bad - and my sister did it anyway, so I take no responsibility. I'm too lazy to do anything but throw tinsel around. Ha, ha.

Haiku #224


Written on 10:07 PM by Jack B.

Festival of lights
Begins tonight at sundown
Happy Hanukkah!

Haiku #223 - Why I've Been Absent Lately


Written on 10:31 AM by Jack B.

Less time studying
More writing till hand falls off
That's Grad School for you

Haiku #222


Written on 11:25 AM by Jack B.

Winter has arrived
Suddenly swept into town
Bringing in the cold