A Handful of Christmas Miracles – Timothy Egan, The New York Times

“Obama finds his voice. Well, and then he lost it after the Paris attacks. Over all, the prez had a very strong year. His leadership was crucial in what could be breakthrough pacts to lessen climate change and keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. But I say “could be,” because both agreements might still unravel. If they work, the world will be safer, and more livable.And it’s a minor Christmas miracle that the American economy continues to purr along, while those of Europe and China stumble. Over a 69-month streak of growth, the economy has added 13.7 million new jobs, while the unemployment rate has fallen to 5 percent. Bravo.”

Source: A Handful of Christmas Miracles – The New York Times

Moments of Grace in a Grim Year There is ample reason to feel weary and worried, but there are also reasons to believe in the persistence of better values. nytimes.com|By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Christmas Day, Part One
Here is an extraordinary editorial from the New York Times, which I will use here as my Christmas Letter. It includes:
“There is ample reason to feel weary and ill at ease. Today, though, it might help to look skyward, upon the Christmas full moon and, through an act of willful optimism, to swivel the mind away from the worst of this fading year. To tune out the rancor and find reasons to believe in the persistence of better values: humility, conciliat

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There is ample reason to feel weary and worried, but there are also reasons to believe in the persistence of better values.
nytimes.com|By THE EDITORIAL BOARD