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Santa in the Time of Covid

Covid-19 is the worst. As I look back on what this epidemic did to my world, the Santa world, and the world at large, I am amazed. The social implications alone have transformed our lives. Add to that the incalculable effects financially, emotionally, and spiritually to each one of us, individually, and it’s an understatementContinue reading “Santa in the Time of Covid”

Dress for Success

They say the clothes make the man. Whether or not that’s true, my favorite version of this maxim is Mark Twain’s: “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” But don’t worry, this is not a post about nakedness. Nor about influence. It’s about the suit. There are a veryContinue reading “Dress for Success”

Season Recap (by the numbers)

Wow! What an amazing Christmas Season! I don’t really know where to begin… But I know I must begin. I have notes (handwritten and digital), numbers (calculated and waiting to be calculated), experiences (oh so many!), feelings (oh so many more!), best practices, practices to avoid, things to practice and practice more, and random thoughtsContinue reading “Season Recap (by the numbers)”

Thank You Visits

My mom taught me to say please, and thank you. And so did yours. The hallmark of a civilized society is the ability of the citizens to use appropriate, considerate communication. Polite discourse involves some prescribed tokens, including the use of these special words taught to us from the time we are born, and reinforcedContinue reading “Thank You Visits”


Everyone in the world wears multiple hats. Even before anything else, just who we are without doing anything represents the start of a long list of the hats we wear. I am a son, a father, a husband, a brother, a neighbor, a citizen. The variety of hats worn within these responsibilities is dizzying. TheyContinue reading “Hats”

Informing Santa

Information is power. When following humanity’s use of technology, our history is often divided into Ages. Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Middle Ages, Industrial Age (ushered in by the Renaissance), Electronic Age, and now the Information Age. There are many varieties of this list, but most end where we are now, with information beingContinue reading “Informing Santa”


This article is designed to help customers have an idea as to what to expect when booking with PGH Santa. Please understand that all situations are different, and pricing can and will be adjusted according to how you envision your visit from Santa. There’s a solution for every budget. What’s important is that the kidsContinue reading “Rates”


I am fairly active on Social Media. Earlier this year, I hit my 2,000 friend mark on Facebook. Lest anyone think I’m supremely popular, please understand a couple things. One, I am old. Two, I have lived in several communities throughout my life. Three, I have consistently been occupied in fairly high-profile, highly-peopled, occupations. AndContinue reading “Brotherhood”


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