Monthly Archives: December 2016

Gazette665’s 2016 Year In Review

It’s the last days of 2016, and it’s a great time to look back at the highlights of the year. So here’s a review of what was new or successful this year on Gazette665:

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With Gladness: The Modern Era

Where do we even begin to describe our modern holiday celebrations? Do we take a rosy image, ironic portrait, or cynical tone? With no offense to anyone’s preferred ways of celebrating (and I know I’ll miss mentioning some clever and … Continue reading

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With Gladness: Vietnam Conflict

There’s a lot of irony in that title, isn’t there? Gladness and joy usually aren’t the terms we associate with the Vietnam Conflict. Why did I even put a story with that setting in the Christmas story collection? I try … Continue reading

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1861: In Their Words – Conclusion

It’s the end of the year. And it’s the end of our series “1861: In Their Words.” What did we learn? Each blog post featured a quote from 1861, background information, and some historical musings. The primary sources allowed us … Continue reading

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1861: “Nobody Knows His Plans”

December 31, 1861 Genl [General] McClelllan and his chief of staff, Genl Marcey, are both very sick – Said to be typhoid fever – and this making much difficulty. The Genl it seems, is very reticent. Nobody knows his plans. The … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings 2016

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays! Wishing you and your family the brightest and happiest celebrations. Have an inspired day!

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