Saturday, December 21, 2013

Dear Santa

After I sent that letter to you last year I thought it might be a good idea to write again. After all, the world did not end, writers kept writing, readers kept reading, and the planet trundles on. I do have a few more requests to make on behalf of others, but since you're the go-to guy for that kind of thing I'm sure you won't mind another round. So:

Would you please erase the word selfie from the English language? We now loathe it more than head desk, nuff said and even YOLO, if that's possible.

As I'm sure you're aware, stress is at an all-time high. Please help folks around the globe copy with it in peaceful and productive ways. Some solid, dependable employment that pays more than starvation wages for anyone looking for work would be much appreciated wherever you can make that happen.

Librarians could use a little love this year, and a lot more funding in order to keep their jobs and their doors open. Please divert some hearts and minds toward whatever they can do to support their local public libraries. Also, if you have an extra really cool gift in the sleigh, please leave it at the British Library for the unbelievably wonderful gift they just gave all of us over on Flickr Commons.

And finally, the Affordable Care Act. Yes, I know it's on a lot of a wish lists this year. I don't want to get into the politics of the thing; I just worry that it's going to end up hurting more citizens than it helps. If you might use some of your special mojo to fix it? Or if nothing else, if you could simply do something about that web site . . .



  1. PS: If you could sprinkle around a little kindness we could use that too.

  2. Fran K2:21 AM

    I agree with you and Darlene but I'm a bit confused about the care bill and YOLO. I guess I should take more interest in world news ... I'm guessing the care bill is something along the lines of our NHS (National Health Service) but the YOLO has me completely stumped. As for selfie I found out what that was just on Friday at my work Christmas dinner! I wish everyone would consider treating others as they want to be treated in 2014.

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