Christmas Silence

Just Above Sunset is going silent for a few days – it’s off to Carlsbad by the Sea for Christmas with the family down there, far from Hollywood, and far from the world’s troubles. Christmas morning down there is when the surfers hit the waves, some in Santa suits. Every place had its traditions. Best wishes to all, no matter what your tradition.


About Alan

The editor is a former systems manager for a large California-based HMO, and a former senior systems manager for Northrop, Hughes-Raytheon, Computer Sciences Corporation, Perot Systems and other such organizations. One position was managing the financial and payroll systems for a large hospital chain. And somewhere in there was a two-year stint in Canada running the systems shop at a General Motors locomotive factory - in London, Ontario. That explains Canadian matters scattered through these pages. Otherwise, think large-scale HR, payroll, financial and manufacturing systems. A résumé is available if you wish. The editor has a graduate degree in Eighteenth-Century British Literature from Duke University where he was a National Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and taught English and music in upstate New York in the seventies, and then in the early eighties moved to California and left teaching. The editor currently resides in Hollywood California, a block north of the Sunset Strip.
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3 Responses to Christmas Silence

  1. Merry Christmas Alan (or whatever you celebrate). Keep writing in the New Year, K?

    • Alan says:

      Thanks, and I shall continue writing – and Christmas is fine with me. My grandfather was a Congregational minister, and even if his little church, on the Pittsburgh’s North Side, served the local Slovak community, and even though he gave his sermons in Slovak, except for Christmas and Easter, which he switched to the more formal Czech, and I never had any idea what he was saying, the general idea of Christmas is fine. Everyone turns into a bleeding-heart liberal for a few days. Cool. That’s something to celebrate.

      • It is indeed.
        As is good writing– thank you so much for your work here. Good information, variety of sources. A real compilation of information, always a good intro and a complete message. I frequently wish to contribute more commentary, but find you have covered it more eloquently than I.
        Yet. I feel compelled to add to each post. “Liking” your posts does no justice to your effort. But “like” them I do. Always do. – Cheers- Ret

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