December 23, 2013 – As we approach the end of the year, I hope all of yEd and Talia with Sophia and Allegraou are in a holiday mood. I certainly am!

During the year, I tend to focus in my blogs on politics and culture, and too often on what is seriously wrong with them. But the whole point of living in a free society and a healthy, rational culture is that we can focus on our own pursuits, our own dreams, and the things in life that we, as individuals, love.

One of the things I enjoy is producing my commentaries; I hope you find them informative and enlightening. And as my twins approach their third birthday, I find my self-discipline seriously challenged; I want to write reams and reams about just how happy and fulfilled I am as a father!

I hope each of you take the time to reflect on those things that give you joy. There’s a synergy in this season, when we each take joy in our own lives and see the joy of others.

To enhance your holiday mood, I offer my past reflections on “ The Four ‘Cs’ Of Christmas.

And here are some thoughts I offered on “ Why We Give Gifts.

I wish you all the very happiest of holidays!

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Edward Hudgins

About The Author:

Edward Hudgins is the former director of advocacy for The Atlas Society, the author of numerous Atlas Society commentaries, and the editor of several books on politics and government policy. He is now research director for the Heartland Institute. He has also worked at the Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute, and Joint Economic Committee of Congress.

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