Some Christmas Wisdom

Passed on by a young woman in South Africa named Telane Landon: Friends and family are like fruitcake — some are sweet, some nutty, some soaked in alcohol, but they all add up to something positive and delicious.

I recognize that Christmas fruitcake is not universally beloved, in the U.S. or anywhere — Johnny Carson once referred to it as the hardest substance known to man — but Telane’s sentiment is right on. Merry Christmas to all!

Michael Potemra — Michael Potemra was born in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1964, and spent his childhood years in Montreal, Canada. He received a B.A. in philosophy at the Catholic University of America. He ...

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