To All My Liberal Friends:

Please accept with no
obligation, implied or explicit, my best wishes for an environmentally
conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive,
gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced
within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your
choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the
religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their
choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also
wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically
uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted
calendar year 2010, but not without due respect for the calendars of
choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make
America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than
any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also,
this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age,
physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

To All My Conservative Christian Friends: