Less than 4 days to go!

Sunset through trees in woods

Winter Solstice Sunset

In the beginning of this past millennium, Anglo-Saxons had battled barbaric, Germanic tribes and notorious Nordics, but now were conquered by Normans from France.

The Millennium grew older.  People were held captive by the Holy See, banished and done away with for utterances of blasphemy.  Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!  Plagues wiped out half of the world’s population.  Monks scribed the laws of the land.  Enlightenment gave birth to The Renaissance. Religious freedom ensued ultimately.  Art flourished and music sang of an entirely different light.

Democracy, not a new idea; the Greeks and the Romans had it down pat, so they thought.  Personal enlightenment and freedom were the essences of the new order. Intellectual thought spawned new theories and postulations that are the foundations of our lives today.  More has been developed and accomplished by the human spirit in the past 500 years than since God created the Earth (whomever and whenever that may have been).

Wars were fought, land was acquired. Political ideologies terrorized the peasants and slaves.  The people fought back.  New nations were established.  Implements of destruction became more sophisticated.  Mass annihilation was and is a push button away. Conventional warfare ain’t so conventional any more.

My sincere wishes for continued peace towards man, woman and child—as is so usually expressed during this time of year—to flow into the next millennium.  May we channel this new-found energy for the good of mankind, that we may have a legacy to welcome in the 22nd century, Anno Domini, CE; or whatever or whichever millennium that may be!

Peace and Happiness!

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About Mike Slickster

As an early retiree with an honorary doctorate degree from the proverbial "School of Hard Knocks," this upcoming author with a lot of free time on his hands utilizes his expansive repertoire for humorous yet tragic, wildly creative writing that contains years of imaginative fantasy, pure nonsense, classic slapstick, extreme happiness and searing heartbreak; gathered by a wealth of personal experiences throughout his thrilling—sometimes mundane or unusually horrid—free-spirited, rock-'n'-roller-coaster ride around our beloved Planet Earth. Mike Slickster's illustrious quest continues, living now in Act Three of his present incarnation, quite a bit on the cutting edge of profundity and philosophical merriment as seen through his colorful characters, most notably evident in the amusing Thirty Days Across the Big Pond series, all of which can be found at Lulu.com.
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