All I want for Christmas is a Menorah

Happy next-to-final-night of Hanukkah/pre-Noche Buena!

Mari de Armas

Today is Winter Solstice and the pagan goddess gave South Florida the gift of  53 degrees Fahrenheit.

Also today, Jesus Christ answered my prayers when the air-conditioning repair man finally came to my house. I’ve been waiting for him since Halloween. Weird coincidence? Maybe.

It was worth the wait, though. He was a Mason. He didn’t tell me he was a Mason, of course, but I know me a Mason when I see one. They are well-versed in everything that is cool and belongs on the Science Channel. We talked about Nitrogen Oxide and Hydrogen Peroxide. I made him Cuban coffee and discussed the life and times of Buddha.

He said, “It’s best to learn as much as you can, as often as you can and fill the brain with information. Otherwise it will be filled with ignorance.” I walked him to his truck and we wished each other everything from a Merry Christmas to…

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I was born with a widow's peak and a thick accent. I majored in English as a second language. I work ( and travel ( and sometimes do both.

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