Season 3 Recap (by the numbers?)

At the end of 2020 and 2021, I conducted extremely humbling exercises by running numbers on my seasons as Santa Claus. To quote myself, “I cherished the objective summation of the work I had done. It paved the way to a very subjective analysis of the work. And my analysis was that it was goodContinue reading “Season 3 Recap (by the numbers?)”

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”

Season 2 Recap (by the numbers)

On this day last year, I posted the numbers for my first season as Santa Claus. It was a very eye-opening post. I cherished the objective summation of the work I had done. It paved the way to a very subjective analysis of the work I had done. And my analysis was that it wasContinue reading “Season 2 Recap (by the numbers)”

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”


The past month has been unlike any other time in my life. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had the “blues” before. I’ve been tired before. I’ve spent what felt like weeks getting over a man-cold. I’ve slept the long night after an extensive, arduous, physically demanding project. I’ve even experienced major depression. But the SantaContinue reading “POST-CHRISTMAS BLUES (and the cure)”

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”

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”