Why this 8th grader loves Jay Leno

Jay Leno says farewellJay Leno is a genuinely nice guy.  I know this for a fact.

When I was in the 8th grade, my class took a field trip to Washington D.C.  While we waited outside the White House (back when when your 8th grade class could get a tour of the White House), someone shouted “Hey, there’s the Dorito Dude!”  Sure enough, there he was – Jay Leno.

“Dorito Dude! Dorito Dute!” we chanted. (Remember those commercials?)  Hearing us, he pivoted and did his little Dorito’s dance. “Crunch all you want, we’ll make more!” he joked, and came over to sign autographs.

I was taking pictures like crazy, so many that he looked right at me and said, “Hey, you’re taking too many pictures of me! I should take some of you.” With that he grabbed my Minolta and

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Looking for a Baby in a Barn

Published in the Powhatan Today, December 12, 2012 ~ Powhatan, Virginia

On the countryside overlooking the small village of Bethlehem, a herd of sheep settles into the grass for a good night’s rest.  Their shepherds keeping watch lean against their staffs, nodding in and out of sleep.

It is an ordinary night, but these everyday men are about to become the most famous search party in all of history. 

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