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Browsing Posts published in November, 2007

It is that time of the year where the Christian world gets to celebrate a most favorable day-the birth of Christ Jesus.  Or is it?  The cards have started rolling in with funny scenes and sayings.  The stores are actively pushing their wares under the “Happy Holidays” banner.  What holidays?  New Years Day is a holiday but we don’t give gifts.  Chanukka is a gift giving time but we don’t get a holiday for it.  What happened to Christmas?  Now there is the real question.

Christmas isn’t gift giving.  It is a time off to allow Christians the chance to worship the birth of our Savior.  It allows all believers of different religions and non-believers alike to have a “holiday” from work or an excuse to do whatever.  But Christmas is truly for Christians.  Don’t allow the watering-down of its real reason.  Don’t be politically correct and subvert its intent.  Our savior is born and allow us to celebrate for His sake.  Understand what this day is and call it by its name……..Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all.  May God grant us peace.

RIP #21


This is my busy time of the year at work, but I wanted to put something up about one of my heroes: Sean Taylor. I have honestly been depressed the last few days about his passing. He was an amazing football player and apparently had become a role model as a father. I hope the Redskins honor his memory the rest of this season by playing some smart football because that would be what Sean would want I’m sure. Here’s a video to hopefully put a smile on the face of some of my fellow Skins fans.

Hello world!


Once again, we attempt to reinvent the NOVA TownHall Blog. This was a decision based less on whimsy than expediency, because the Movable Type version was running too slow on our new host.

And in the brave, incisive, hard-charging new world being forged here by the NOVA TownHall authors and commenters, “slow” simply deserves no place in our collective vocabulary.

This version of the blog, you will note, resides right at the NOVA TownHall site root, because over the past 4+ years of existence NVTH has evolved into a blog first, and everything else second. If we start having meetings again, we can certainly advertise and organize them here.

For the time being, both the old-new NOVA TownHall Blog and the new-new NOVA TownHall Blog will operate concurrently. This may be confusing, but I think it will be the good kind of confusing. Based on past experience, upgrading the blog is nothing if not a cluster-you-know-what, and by letting them both run we should minimize the downtime. This also buys me a lot of time to make sure comments work, spam gets deflected, the sidebars get rebuilt, and I learn WordPress. Eventually, all the new, exciting action will be here.

I am especially encouraged by the fact that installing WordPress, compared to installing MT, is like making nachos compares to decoding the human genome.

Thanks for putting up with yet another transitional phase here, and let’s hope this is the last one for a few years.