Merry Christmas. It was Childermas today, which is also known as the Feast of the Holy Innocents. For those not in the know, this was the day King Herod had all of the first-born boys killed in his mad rush to execute the Christ Child.
King Herod was a bastard unfit for any crown. So on this feast day, in joyful defiance of King Herod’s un-kingly act, we appoint the children of our household as royalty for the day. Today, we had our youngest–a toddler–sit at the head of the table. The children wear little homemade crowns atop their heads. We served up a grand dinner with candles at the table, and afterwards, we made some Christmas cookies. My son even lost a tooth. It was a busy day for us.
It was a particularly busy day for me. I actually managed to get a book published. At this time of the year, usually you will hear commentators discuss the events of the previous twelve months. They’ll talk about what happened and the meaning behind that year’s news. I thought I’d join the chorus in these precious days before New Year’s Eve. I put together a book of my previous blog posts discussing the various solar phenomena we witnessed in 2017.
You can buy a copy of my book, 2017: Let Them Be For Signs, on Amazon.com. It is an ebook that is available for your Kindle readers. You can support what I do by purchasing this or another book I sometimes discuss, Bovodar and the Bears, which is a fictional fantasy story that should make for great Christmas reading.
In any event, we’re almost halfway through the Christmastide, guys. We still have New Year’s Eve to look forward to, and then the Epiphany two Saturdays from now. Does anyone else out there wait until January the 6th to open their presents? For sure, we are not taking down our tree until after then.
Merry Christmas to you all.