Bringing holiday cheer: ARA

…purpose (nia), creativity (kuumba), and faith (imani)

This is the season of bringing holiday cheer. Hanukkah has already come and gone. But Festivus is coming up on December 23. I’m not sure we need the opportunity for the “airing of grievances,” as a fair amount of that has been going on of late. An apology often follows it.

Kwanzaa is coming up, starting on December 26. Each of the seven days of the celebration is dedicated to one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity (umoja).”  The idea appeals to me. This story about “teenagers help[ing] seniors learn how to use technology — and form friendships along the way” warms my heart. I saw a similar story recently about teens visiting seniors, and playing chess, Scrabble, and dominoes with them.

Also, “self-determination (kujichagulia), collective responsibility (ujima)” – what a grand idea! –  “cooperative economics (ujamaa), purpose (nia), creativity (kuumba), and faith (imani).”

In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice is the 21st or the 22nd, depending on the time zone.

Then there’s another event coming up – what is it again? I have HEARD there’s a “war” against it, but I’m just not seeing it. A war against books, against certain ethnic groups, but… Christmas? 

Ask Roger Anything

And whether there is such a conflagration, there’s one sure remedy: Ask Roger Anything. You can ask him about said wars, purpose, creativity, faith, and/or grievances. It would make a lovely holiday gift and won’t cost you a dime. Wotta deal! 

And you can also ask Arthur anything. In fact, you can ask us the same questions. However, if you ask us how it is living in New Zealand, his answers will probably be more useful since I’ve never been there.  

Whatever you ask, I promise to answer more or less honestly and within the next month or so. Please put your requests in the comments section of this post, email me at rogerogreen (AT) Gmail (DOT) com, or contact me on Facebook. As always, look for the duck.

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