Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Watcher's Council's Christmas Hoedown!

Welcome to the latest edition of the Watcher's Council nominations, a some of the best writing from a group of most incisive blogs in the`sphere. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one of their own and one from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The Council votes to pick the winners in each category and the results can be seen in this space on Friday morning.

Hey everybody, Christmas is just around the corner!

I make no excuses...this is simply my favorite time of year. Perhaps it's because I was a winter baby born in January but my energy level,my intuition, my creativity and yes, my enjoyment of life get amped up right around the Solstice of December 21st. I can feel myself getting rejuvenated by the colder temperatures and the winter skies.

Since I don't celebrate Christmas and never did even as a child, I have no poignant family memories associated with the holiday. But what I most love, aside from what the season does to me it what it does to other people.

For a brief time, many people seem to not sweat the small stuff, to go out of their way to treat even strangers with that extra bit of courtesy and warmth that reminds us we're all human. Mystical things happen.

Perhaps that's a sort of unconscious remembrance of a young couple with a child on the way who had problems finding a hotel room during the holiday rush and ended up having to bed down in a manger. But in the end, things seem to have worked out.

Wherever and whomever you are, take a breath, ditch your worries for awhile, enjoy life (trust me, they'll either have worked themselves out and be gone or be waiting for you patiently when you get back) and let the magic spread over you. It will do you good.

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas.


Rob @ Joshuapundit


No one took advantage of our generous link whorage offer this week, so there are no honorable mentions. But if you wish to have your blog earn an honorable mention and have a piece of yours appear on the Watcher's Council page next week, the opportunity is open and up for grabs.

Here's how you do it:

  • Make a post on your site linking to this week's Council winners when they're posted Friday morning.

  • Send me an e-mail by Tuesday 5 PM with the subject line 'link whorage' at with a link to the post you wrote linking to this week's winners and a link to a new piece you've written and want to showcase that you want to appear here the following week.

  • We''ll do the rest, and the increased traffic and the resulting fame and notoriety are all yours!

So, without further ado let's see what we have this week....

Council Submissions

Non-Council Submissions

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