Something to live for

A daily habit of mine is reading the obituaries from my old hometown paper, the Press & Sun-Bulletin of Binghamton, New York. It’s the only piece I read from said paper, and the only real news I ever get from home.

The list is usually about 20-25 names long. I’m always pleased to see that just before Christmas the list shrinks by some mystical force that keeps people alive during this most wonderful time of the year. Today’s list? Eight!

With apologies to those who’ve known this not to be 100% accurate, Christmas is just something worth living for.

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My name is Mike O'Connell. I am 36 years old and live in Northern Virginia. I am a teacher, a musician, and an enthusiast of all things American.

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  1. Christmas is something to live for. However, more people die on Christmas than any other day of the day. I did not make that up.

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