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Merry Xmas One Day Late

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View of the Mediterranean from the beach in Jaffa, israel

View of the Mediterranean from the beach in Jaffa, israel

From the beach in Jaffa to my backyard… see below:

Our pergola with Tibetan prayer flags

Our pergola with Tibetan prayer flags

And everywhere else around this old spinning ball.. I wish you all a Merry Christmas… Happy Holidays!


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  1. kathy
    December 26th, 2012 at 14:21 | #1

    Happy holidays and Happy Birthday to you. Thank you for taking us all on your journeys over the year and giving us the great thoughts, pictures and music always, by now it should be snowing in Ohio…. Happy New Year to you and yours from LI,NY.

  2. carlo pagliano
    December 26th, 2012 at 14:26 | #2

    Happy Beautiful Holidays Jorma!
    Great Pics Jorma! A super thrill.
    The flags I love the best, the sea I love the best.
    Always Thanks Jorma!

  3. Hamneggs
    December 26th, 2012 at 14:31 | #3

    Peace be with you and yours.
    Love All Ways

  4. Hamneggs
    December 26th, 2012 at 14:43 | #4
  5. December 26th, 2012 at 16:01 | #5

    thanks, Happy Holidays my friend

  6. Cyndy Consentino
    December 26th, 2012 at 18:03 | #6

    Dear Jorma,
    Happy Blessed Holidays to you and yours !!
    A Nor’easter is now blowing up my area at the Jersey shore,
    The picture of the beach in Jaffa sure looks good right about now!
    Hoping not to lose power again ;(
    Stay Well,

  7. Richard Cowles
    December 26th, 2012 at 18:55 | #7

    Very nice shots as usual.Never been to your place yet and thats going to have to change…hopefully this year.Your landscape always looks well thought out and cared for.Adds so much to property.I think I see two rheingold arbors…see below.A new year is a coming quick.Best wishes to all.

  8. m garcia
    December 27th, 2012 at 05:41 | #8

    Blessings of the season, Jorma, Merry Christmas! Thank for sharing your music and insights with all… you are a miracle.

  9. m garcia
    December 27th, 2012 at 05:59 | #9

    *thank you

  10. joe in dC
    December 27th, 2012 at 15:38 | #10

    and happy holidays to you Jorma…………..

  11. joe in dC
    December 27th, 2012 at 15:45 | #11

    Jorma – curious….for Floyd Fest in July in VA do you have a date yet for when electric tuna will be playing????….Also will tuna be doing any other electric shows while you are in VA this summer? thx

  12. mgarcia
    December 27th, 2012 at 18:02 | #12

    Happy Third Day of Christmas, Jorma! Thank you for sharing your music and insights with all! Love and blessings to you and family. 🙂

  13. Lenny
    December 29th, 2012 at 06:43 | #13

    For all the hullabaloosht experienced by our generation and despite the attempts to take Christ out of Christmas, it’s amazing that the most enduring treasures are still found in the words of the songs that Rev Gary Davis kept alive in his time and continue through the appreciation of players like Jorma. Wonder what the Rev would say to us, lookin’ down from Glory now?

  14. Tim from Philly
    December 29th, 2012 at 16:28 | #14

    Joe in DC: it shouldn’t matter come for the entire festy. Floyd is way worthy. Jorma four ways (including the autograph tent) 2 years ago was such a treat, cannot wait until 2013.

  15. susan
    January 9th, 2013 at 08:46 | #15

    it just breaks my heart to see the word “xmas”…….is it THAT much trouble to type a few more letters ????? that’s not an abreviation…it’s just disrespectful

  16. January 12th, 2013 at 11:24 | #16

    Dear Susan

    I thought for a while before I answered this… I thought it needed to be answered. If seeing the word Xmas breaks your heart, you are going to be heartbroken for a long time. Xmas is in the dictionary as an acceptable way to spell Christmas. I have talked to a number of my Christian friends about this and they see nothing wrong with it’s use… Thinking on this further, know that I am Jewish not Christian and the concepts of Original Sin, Immaculate Conception, Resurrection and the Holy Trinity are subjects that I only know about because I was educated in Jesuit Schools overseas because my father was in the service. For me to discuss the reality of my faith as opposed to yours or that of anyone else is as relevant to me as trying to calculate how many Angels can dance on the head of a pin. It’s just not my place, or my business.

    Please know that it was never my intention to trivialize or disrespect your faith, or that of anyone else. Having faith, whatever that might be, is a blessing.

    Thanks for your comment…

  17. January 26th, 2013 at 01:54 | #17

    Dear Susan,
    Thanks for making mention of the “X-mas File” error: I’m a Jew and do believe that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah and Saviour of the world (Rev Gary sings about this gospel in most of his songs.) The fact is the term “xmas” is used as a subtle put down by people who do not wish to mention the name of Christ. As much as we have enjoyed the work of certain entertainers, dear Susan, we should not expect any spiritual depth or understanding from them..as Jorma said, that’s not his “business.” At least he sings a few gospel songs albeit apparently without conviction. So read your Bible instead of R&R blogs!

  18. John B
    September 11th, 2013 at 18:25 | #18

    The number of angels capable of dancing on the head of a pin cannot be calculated.

  19. carey georgas
    July 13th, 2017 at 16:16 | #19

    Mercy sakes, Bro Lenny. I been reading through some of the older posts, and here comes this. To make such a judgment! Sounds like a lot of Christians down here in the deep south. The Creator made us all, and put love in every heart. Whether Jew, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, or Atheist we all have the capacity to love (I am a Christian, but I don’t buy the Original Sin bit). To be that legalistic about what the Christ’s birthday is called and then question the conviction of one who sings His gospel? Oh, right, that’s why I don’t participate with any denomination. I hear enough judgment during the week without it having to mess up my Sunday, too.