I know that Mike believes in Santa Claus, and that's good enough for me. I like Santa's glasses.
For those of you who don't know why I like Mike, I should mention that he came across my blog once upon a time, and then I checked out his blog... and then, without him knowing it, I made a commitment to not only write everyday, which I have done since February of 2011, but I also wanted to write more than him... and by that I mean churning out more blogs in a one-year period... which I did in 2012, when I put out 731 articles. That's just over 2 articles per day. An insane amount of copy.
Yeah, I know some people churn out 50 or 60 tweets a day... but you'll excuse me if I feel that my articles had more substance than 140 characters (including spaces).
By the way... I am sure that if Mike had known he was in a writing competition back in 2012, he would have kicked my butt with copy.
Since then, Mike and I have remained friends... chatting via e-mail when we can... Mike is incredibly busy with his family, work in the visual arts (videos and movies), as well as putting on concerts, doing a weekly radio program, and... well... helping Santa, it seems. I have no idea how he finds the time, but I am pretty sure there are many people out there who appreciate his effort.
Mike is one of those honest people that I seem blessed to come across more often than not.
And the worst part, is that I've never physically met him. But... I want to believe he exists.
Merry Christmas, Mike!