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#ChristmasEve Mass from the Vatican was really depressing & strange in the way of 2020. Perhaps it would have been unseemly in a year when so many have died to be too celebratory. But Pope Francis seemed deeply sad. And had restricted the gathering, which is usually thousands.
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Pope Francis had limited the number of people to 100 with the number of cardinals at only 30. The effect in the world's largest church was sparse and austere. Francis used one of the small side altars. There were none of the intl readings there usually are each Christmas.
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There were only a handful of children. None of the delegations from other countries like usual. Pope Francis's homily was about the metaphor of #Christmas as our rebirth in Christ. It was also about his consistent themes of helping the poor, the sick and the vulnerable.
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Merry #ChristmasEve to all the Twitter followers.

Have a lovely holiday...

And, If Santa was black: Many white people would phone the cops, and, complain that a fat, black dude was on the roof -- the middle of the night screaming "Ho ho ho".
"Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on #ChristmasEve.Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine -- no matter your age."

~Terri Guillemets
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A #ChristmasEve #TwitterStory from my house to yours.

I love my Christmas ornaments. Some are Victorian. Some are from my parent's first tree together in 1959. Some mean a lot. Many are from estate sales.

Mike bought me this German snake circa 1900.

(more...) A photograph of old looking Christmas ornaments made out of
In 1960 my parents bought a box of Shiny Brite satellite-shaped ornaments. They have been my favorite ornaments my entire life.

This year Mike picked one up and asked about it. I told him the whole story. He promptly broke it.
(more) The photo shows more vintage Christmas ornaments hanging on
He felt TERRIBLE and I kept telling him it was OK. They ae fragile. I told him the story of my friend Carol (whose mom turns 100 Jan 7! Want to send her a card?) whose giant German Shepherd took out a tree of 100 year old + Victorian ornaments.

Mike still felt awful!
(more) This picture shows beautiful sparkly Christmas ornaments and
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Christmas Eve service at St. John the Divine is always special and it is made more beautiful by our friendship with Yvonne! Sad that there are no in-person gatherings this year but we are watching virtually. Merry Christmas, dear Yvonne! ❤️✊🏽💜
With my friend @YvonnecherieVG just before she entered with the procession at the start of Christmas Eve service - the Festal Eucharist - at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in 2019. 📷 @rerutled Yvonne in a purple robe and Mona in a red dress standing sho
.@YvonnecherieVG was a verger at @StJohnDivineNYC on #ChristmasEve. I love how happy she is in the video (2nd verger) and I am grateful that she has invited me and @rerutled as her guests at St. John’s. Looking forward to Christmas Eve in #NYC next year
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#Christmas
The Christmas Truce of 1914: A Heartening Story of Humanity in the Middle of War.
A symbolic moment of peace, grace, and humility amidst one of humanity’s most violent and disgraceful events.
brainpickings.org/2010/12/25/the…
#CRISTMAS
La Tregua de Navidad (en alemán: Weihnachtsfrieden; en francés: Trêve de Noël) fue una serie de ceses al fuego no oficiales que se extendieron a lo largo del Frente Occidental en la Primera Guerra Mundial alrededor de la Navidad de 1914.
es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tregua_de…
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“To every family across our Nation, the First Lady and I want to wish you all a very, very merry Christmas.

Even amid challenging times, this #Christmas we have many reasons to thank God and be hopeful for the future!”

— President Trump

#FLOTUS #POTUS #Trump #ChristmasEve
Beautiful #Christmas display of young artists in the #WhiteHouse Blue Room. Their ornaments symbolize the joyful spirit of the holiday season.

#FLOTUS #Melania #Trump #ChristmasEve
“During this special time of the year, I am delighted to share ‘America the Beautiful’ and pay tribute to the majesty of our great Nation.

Together, we celebrate this land we are all proud to call home.”

— First Lady Melania Trump

#Christmas #WhiteHouse #FLOTUS
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My friend @YvonnecherieVG was a verger at @StJohnDivineNYC on #ChristmasEve. I love how happy Yvonne is in the video (2nd verger here) and I am grateful she had me, @rerutled, @FrankieEdozien and Scott as her guests. St. John’s is such a welcoming place #NYC
And here, at the end of the #ChristmasEve service, @YvonnecherieVG is the verger singing Joy to the World joyously! I hope your Christmas was fantastic and that 2020 is a wonderful year in which we see more of each other, Yvonne 💜✊🏽❤️
And here are @rerutled and @FrankieEdozien and his husband Scott - my best #ChristmasEve dates
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A #ChristmasEve Poem
𝓯𝓻𝓸𝓶 𝓜𝓝 𝓯𝓸𝓻 𝓦𝓪𝓻𝓻𝓮𝓷

’Twas the end of a hard year, and all through the nation
Americans hoped for a quiet vacation.
Most folks are unstirring, like mice and mouse spouses,
But @TeamWarren volunteers aren't in their houses:
They're going a-canvassing, neighbor by neighbor,
To talk about healthcare and Black women's labor; 
They're heading to parties with Reach on their phones
And talking with strangers about student loans;
They call and they text every number they can
To talk about @ewarren's every last plan:
The wealth tax, the New Deals (the Green and the Blue),
Free childcare and college for me and for you;
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Okay, alone begins - now!

I'm just waiting to take my hard boiled eggs out of the freezer.

My 1st ever attempt at hard boiled eggs in my new instant pot!

Must dig out salt and pepper.
Okay, those were the best eggs I've ever cooked!

The shells came off easily. They were perfectly hard boiled and I'm pretty darned impressed right now!
We've moved onto the "put music on so I don't feel so alone" phase of #ChristmasEve.

Dixie Chicks making me tear up too early in the evening...

🎶 I said,
I wanna touch the earth
I wanna break it in my hands
I wanna grow something wild and unruly 🎶

#ChristmasTraditionsAndMe
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Alright, #WarOnChristmas freedom fighters! I am here to compose my last daily thread in this campaign!

We have fought hard. We are weary. We may need to vent. So I propose we continue the Festivus airing of grievances. And boy do I have one to air.

Why is #ChristmasEve a thing?
So sit back and relax in as coastal elite a manner as possible--if you have them at your disposal, sit down at a MacBook Pro and drink organic ginger lemon kombucha, as I am doing--and join is as I go over all of my objections to #ChristmasEve.

What other holidays get an Eve??
Alright, alright, some Yahoo will immediately burst in like the Kool-Aid man and shout, "New Year's Eve!"

But bear with me; I will attend to objections such as this in the most curmudgeonly way possible as I go through this thread. And NYE is simply not a secular equivalent.
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Happy anniversary, Sen. Ben Nelson! On this day ten years ago, your #CornhuskerKickback got approved -- just one of the many #BackroomDeals @SenatorReid had to cut to get Democrats to approve #Obamacare...
@SenatorReid Likewise, happy anniversary to @SenLandrieu! The #Obamacare bill the Senate passed ten years ago today included your #LouisianaPurchase -- a multi-billion dollar giveaway to #Louisiana in exchange for her vote for #Obamacare... #lapol #lalege
@SenatorReid @SenLandrieu And a happy 10th anniversary to Senator Bill Nelson, whose #GatorAid provision giving #Florida residents a carve-out from #Obamacare's #MedicareAdvantage cuts was also included in the legislation that passed a decade ago today...
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It's #ChristmasEve and at this time last year I did not think I would live to see another #Christmas.
It has been a really hard year for me and The Wife. I have had some major health setbacks and a lot of suffering, but I am still alive and what a gift that is.
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I want to thank all my Twitter friends and followers for helping me through this year. Thank you for reading and supporting my work. Thank you for buoying my spirits when I have been at my lowest points. Thank you for being a community of activists and resisters and fighters.
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It can be deeply isolating to be a journalist in this climate. It can be deeply isolating to be sick and #disabled in this very ableist society. When I've needed the solace of community, I've been able to find it here. Thank you so much.

Wishing you the very best holidays.❤
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@siwonchoi have a blessing Christmas' eve to you and your family sweetheart

Christmas means nothing If Lord Jesus is never "be born" IN OUR HEARTS... Christmas is Salvation.. a beautiful message that we, sinners, indeed have a Savior.. a beautiful message, Gospel..
A beautiful message with a beautiful name in it, that is, Lord Jesus Christ💖

#Christmas #Christmaseve #thegreatestLove #Grace #LordJesus #
Lord Jesus loves you sayang @siwonchoi
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It's bn a brutal holiday season in many parts of #Nigeria. In the NE, #BokoHaram ambushed a military convoy monday, on highway linking Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, with Damaturu in neighbouring Yobe state, killing 13 soldiers & a @PoliceNG officer
msn.com/en-xl/africa/t…
Unsurprising, reports emerged shortly thereafter indicating that up to 167 @policeNG personnel in preparation for posting to counter-insurgency frontlines in NE #Nigeria have absconded before deployment, taking their weapons with them
premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines…
While the rest of the country marked Christmas, forced displacement appears to have intensified in NE #Nigeria, with @nemanigeria registering over 2,046 IDPs over the past 48 hours in one LGA
premiumtimesng.com/regional/nnort…
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Ice skating in #Vegas on #christmaseve and then watching Elf outdoors. Life is good.
Not a bad way to reach the midpoint of Xmas Eve.
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Between age 21-30 is a very worrisome period for young men/women, all their thoughts constantly darting back and forth between how am I gonna turn out in life, who am I gonna marry, how's my future path, hopes and aspirations gonna take shape
but then those that hav an understanding and know that "God's thoughts/plans towards them are thoughts of good and not of evil to bring them into a good and expected future" will have these worries also, but these worries will be greatly dissipated #ChristmasEve
by the functioning of this knowledge in them and they will begin to see how the dots connect as they move with God leading them by his peace; they would come into an awareness of the thoughts and practical steps to take that are in line with God's thoughts of good and not of evil
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Because you asked for it, here are the recipes for Chinese Fried rice and Sweet and Sour Chicken.
It is going to be a LONG Thread 🙆🏼. So common on the boat let's ride 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽
👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
Chinese Fried Rice
2 eggs
4 spring onions
1 onions
Grounded pepper
Salt
Seasoning (I use Maggi chicken)
1 large carrot
1/4 cup of peas
1/4 cups of sweet corn
2tbsp of oil
2 tsp of oil (for eggs)
4cups of cooked rice
3tbsp of light soy sauce (if it is dark, take 1tbsp and add 2 tbsp of water)
2 glove of garlic
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Sadly, another #tsunami hits #Indonesia 🇮🇩. At least 40 people killed & hundreds injured. Coastal areas of Pandeglang, Serang & South Lampung impacted. Source may have been undersea landslides near #Krakatoa
buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer… @skbaer reports.
Via #MetroTV @Metro_TV in #Indonesia 🇮🇩 & @tictoc: WATCH: Scenes from aftermath of a #tsunami that left at least 43 dead & 100s injured. #developingstory🙏

Indonesia’s disaster agency says undersea landslides from a volcanic eruption may be the cause.
What we know so far about the #tsunami that has hit the Sunda Strait in #Indonesia 🇮🇩. Follow the latest @guardian updates / blog: trib.al/X72op9U
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After a jam-packed 2 days at #SciOut18🌪(thx @ASBMB & @rockedu_!) it was time to reflect! 🤔 Reflection is so important, but it can be hard to find ⏰ to really just think! 💭 Some of my thoughts 👉 instagram.com/p/BokNO_NhihF/
#365DaysOfScience #biochemistry #scicomm #sciout #science person looking thoughtful in front of mirrornotebook pagenotebook pagenotebook page
What’s inside? 🧐 It’s FORMAMIDE! 🤗 Formally removing RNA’s form with formamide! 🤓 FORMAMIDE in loading buffer breaks up & replaces the bonds between bases holding RNA's shape together 👇
instagram.com/p/BomwR32B4MX/
#365DaysOfScience #biochemistry #scicomm #lifeinthelab #science person looking through safety goggles with formamide drawn on themformamide RNA denaturant explanation
Bring on the heat! 🔥 To help denaturants get to the huddling hydrophobic bases, we add heat ♨️ 👉 gives molecules more energy so they can “pull apart” more easily ⏩ easier access 👍 More 👇
instagram.com/p/Boo2yazBDDi/
#365DaysOfScience #biochemistry #scicomm #lifeinthelab #science person putting tube in heating block
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Before I shut down for the holidays, a few thoughts on #StarWars #TheLastJedi.. Where to begin? Well, to start, it’s the first blockbuster I can remember that demands you scan all edges of the frame. A wide screen has rarely been used this dynamically.
Not to get all David Bordwell on you guys but most blockbusters still do center their action in the middle of the frame regardless of the widescreen format, so what Rian Johnson does is incredible - worthy of Kurosawa, Tati, Preminger, film's masters of widescreen aesthetics.
Then you have the story, a brilliant deconstruction of mythic tropes many #StarWars fans have taken for granted. Johnson’s film says, quite explicitly, that maybe the Jedi weren’t that great, that we can build people and groups up into legends - and maybe legends are overrated.
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(1) Here's my latest Team Trump #PhotosThread.📸🦁🇺🇸

The previous one ran from Dec 8 to 18:

Info & links to 12 other photos threads since June 2017: godlessnz.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/lin… … …

Enjoy! RT to help #MAGA
(2) The President started the week with a landmark National Security Strategy speech in Washington, DC. #PeaceThroughStrength #AmericaFirst
(3) Oh noes! He held the glass with both hands again! Probably because he unconsciously worries about spilling some, like I do. We're neat freaks and germaphobes, stop judging us!😎
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