Christmas and New Year’s 2014

Today is New Year’s Day 2014! If you haven’t set some goals, this week would be the best time to do it. According to a recent poll in the local newspaper, only 35 percent have created New Year’s resolutions. It seems that just writing down goals (or resolutions) has a way of motivating you to pursue and achieve them.

Christmas was great this year. I measure my years in Christmases ever since I was in grade school. Absolutely love this time of year and hope you do too. There are a lot of misnomers about Jesus and his birth such as at the time of his birth the three wise men came with gifts for him. Needless to say, most are tales that sound nice, but aren’t historically true. For instance, Jesus was around two years old when the wise men came (and it is probable that more than three came to visit Him). So, the crib sets like to add the wise men so they can sell more figurines. Be as it may, for Christians it is the second most important remembrance day of they year – only Resurrection Day is more important.

A few weeks before Christmas arrived this year, Elkhorn Crossing School held its fourth annual VEX Robotics Tournament. The first year there were 14 teams present, the second had 24, the third had 40, and this year we had 56 teams involved. Below is a picture of the crowd. We had over 450 at the latest event and most everyone went home happy.

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Crowd at ECS VEX Robotics December 2014

 

Quote for the day:

“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brains is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.”  — Louis Nizer

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