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Wishing you the gift of friendship this Holiday season


The latest musical obsession in my house, courtesy of my daughter, is music from the hit Broadway show “Hamilton.”  It’s a hip hop musical history lesson about the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton and has an amazing cast and fantastic music. A lyric from one of the songs says, “Look around, look around, how…

There is a Santa Claus


About 117 years ago, an 8 year old girl named Virginia wrote a letter to the New York Sun asking if her school classmates were right? Is there really no Santa Claus?   “Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus,” she wrote.  The letter was handed to Francis Pharcellus Church who pounded out…

Sunday Opinion: The Fake War On Your Religious Holidays

Religious Freedom Holiday Sweater

I am an atheist that celebrates Christmas. Get over it. Like most American atheists, I grew up in a religious household celebrating religious holidays and Christmas means more than just a celebration of the birth of Christ. It’s also a day about family meals, visits with all the quirky relatives, drinking eggnog until I’m sick…

Happy Holidays From TheLiberalOC.com

The entire blog team here at TheLiberalOC wishes you the happiest of holidays this season. From celebrations of Winter Solstice to Christmas; from Hanukkah to Kwanzaa, we hope you enjoy your holidays with family and friends.

Yes Virginia, There IS a Santa Claus

My baby is a confident 10 year old girl who loves Christmas.  Last season, around New Year’s, we had a honest discussion about the season and, as her Dad, there’s a certain amount of grieving over another passage of childhood.  I can’t read the final pages of The Polar Express to her without my voice breaking and tears…

So this is Christmas. What have you done?

On this cold and rainy Christmas day I am reminded of John Lennon’s reflective ode, beginning, “So this is Christmas. What have you done?” In these most challenging of times, I think that all of us should ask ourselves, “What have we done?” I am a bit down this Christmas because everywhere I look, I…