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Let me start by saying that my family still believes in Santa.

Not in the,”Oh, Thanks Santa!” line, while looking at your mom or dad. We write letters to him, bake cookies, and sometimes he comes to visit the 18, 21, and 23 year old kids who live in my house.

Most people laugh or think we are childish, but we don’t celebrate Santa the man who comes down the chimney; Although, he does bring the BEST gifts! We believe and celebrate the idea of Santa (we celebrate it secondary to the birth of Christ).

I found this article a few years ago and it is my favorite of all Christmas stories, music or anything like that.

It is long but READ IT! It is worth it, I promise.

It is from the New York Sun, 1897…


Dear Editor–I am eight years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in The Sun, it’s so’. Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?

Virginia, your little friends are wrong.  They have been affected by the scepticism of a sceptical age.  They do not believe except they see.  They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds.  All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s are little.  In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy.  Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus!  It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias.  There would be no child-like faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence.  We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight.  The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus!  You might as well not believe in fairies!  You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove?  Nobody sees Santa Claus, butthat is no sign that there is no Santa Claus.  The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see.  Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn?  Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there.  Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart.  Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond.  Is it all real?  Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Santa Claus!  Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever.  A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

Merry Christmas



I attend Hillside Church in Amarillo, there is one in Canyon and Dalhart too, but I strongly suggest attending! I am not sure what denomination the church falls under, but I grew up Baptist and still love the church and I know you will too!

Anyway, the message on Sunday was about stress.

Increase in voulnerbility + Decrease in Power = Stress

The key to avoiding stress is to be thankful and to appreciate the little things because IT WILL BE OKAY.

In honor of that message I am going to point out to you some of my favorite things that ususally go unnoticed…

1. When you think your out of Candy (or your favorite thing), but then find one more package!

2. Catching up to the car that just passed you at the red light

3. That one house on your street that gets really REALLY into Christmas or other holidays

4. When a stranger laughs at a joke between you and your friends.

5. When all of your homework is due on the same day and you don’t know how you will get through it, then all the sudden ALL of the deadlines are pushed back.

6. Eating the first freshly baked cookie from the oven even though its way to hot.

7. When someones leaving the bathroom at the same time as you so you don’t have to touch the door.

8. Being sloppy in a hotel room.

9. When your computer magically saves or restores the document you forgot to save before your computer died.

10. When you have just enough coffee grounds to make ONE last cup.


It is that time of the semester. You know, the time when reminding yourself to breathe becomes necessary.

In a meeting a co-worker of mine and fellow student said,

“…with that news I have moved from the suicide part of Monday…to the murder part of Monday.”

I find it really funny, but maybe you had to be there…

Okay, I’m done whining.

Wait, I do have a word of advice.

Work on one thing at a time, and FORGET everything else you need to do. If you work on things on certain days at specific times and forget them the rest of the week, It will no longer feel like the world is crashing down on you.


Check this out…seriously, you don’t want to miss this!

KWTS is hosting a live concert acoustic concert on campus on the 8th (that is a Monday!) in the new HD studio (in the FAC, broadcasting hallway)

The doors open at 6:30 the concert starts at 7.

Click on the link below to hear a preview…

This is just a small taste of things to do in the broadcasting department. A student and program director for the radio station, Ricky Mariscal, had an idea to host this show and now it is reality. Also students are doing a live taping of the show, acting as the crew, directors, the whole nine yards.

The beauty of this program is…you make it what you want. If you have a vision, create it. All of the tools are available to you…not many students can say that about their colleges.

Don’t forget…Monday, November 8th. 6:00. FAC. SEE YOU THERE!!