Posts Tagged: Christmas

USDA Forest Service Provides the Capitol Christmas Tree

The Forest Service is happy to announce that the 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree is from the Apache Sitgreaves National Forests in Arizona. As it has for decades, the Forest Service is proud to provide this beautiful and symbolic tree for the nation. Selected by the Superintendent of Grounds at the Architect of the Capitol, theRead… Read more »

The War Rages On

I have a confession to make. A really awful one. Something dark, so creepy it makes my skin crawl. I pray, dear reader, that the fog of post-New Year’s bacchanalia takes the edge off for you. Are you ready? Here it is: I agree with Bill O’Reilly on something. As unbelievable as this may seem,Read… Read more »

The Oxen – Thomas Hardy

Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock. “Now they are all on their knees,” An elder said as we sat in a flock By the embers in hearthside ease. We pictured the meek mild creatures where They dwelt in their strawy pen, Nor did it occur to one of us there To doubt they wereRead… Read more »