Hey gang! Are all of you ready for the holidays? For my household, we celebrate Christmas and hopefully I was able to get everything on their ever–growing list—Santa doesn't have nothing on me. I jest of course, but, I would like to take a quick moment to be serious for a second, if I may.

I was in the medical field for over twenty years and I know first hand that this is perhaps the toughest time for any who do not have someone else to lean on. Death rates are going to be high this month (as it always is), but for those who ponder self harm, I counter that thought with a suggestion. If you feel like you have one foot off the ladder—give someone a chance to hear and listen to your sorrow.

Loneliness, is a powerful thing, I know personally. Just give them a chance to help you, you might be surprised at how welcoming a voice on the other line will do for you. Here's the toll free number: 1–800–273–8255 or since we live in a technological era you can send a message by clicking the link HERE because honestly, what do you have to lose.

I want to take a moment in congratulating the Myth Master in his first year of podcasting, while it has not been an entire twelve months, he has seen most of 2019 as a success in his show Myth Master Unleashed . It is personally something that I sincerely look forward to each month, as my daughter Zoie listens with me. Our favorite is the power struggle for dominance with our own Stephanie Bardy, we enjoy those episodes.

Speaking of Steph, I am happy to announce that she will be continuing as Editor and Chief for our little magazine, as well as host of The World of Myth Bits podcast—read the fine print! Muahahaha!

But, seriously, I feel very blessed to have such a loyal and hardworking person like Stephanie to be the editor. I think Terry would be pleased with your love and dedication you give the magazine every month! It is times like these that I reflect and am grateful for all the wonderful people in my life, the Bardys are sincerely someone the kindest people I know!

Speaking of people, I also want to personally congratulate Jeff R. Young in really coming out of his shell creatively this year! He is not only writing a fan–favorite fantasy tale every month, but he is writing a fantastic Game Review!

His depth and insight is not only educational in the way of grading and/or rating a video game, but highly entertaining as well. Jeff is also a student of Terry D. Scheerer and, I think that he would be as proud as I am of you my friend!

As I get ready to close this month, yeah, nothing really exciting other than working on JayZoMon's Pop Culture Expo , I want to thank all of our contributors past and new. You all are amazingly talented people and I am honored to call them my friends. You guys give the magazine life, you breathe air into it to create something more than just an electronic magazine.

Also, I want to thank you the reader for coming in and enjoying our magazine that we've carved our little space on the web for fifteen years now. Without you all, it would be pointless and we would have no magazine; we do it simply for you to consume.

Nothing, more and nothing less.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to both the contributors and readers, in my eyes and heart you all are extended family! And as family, I open my doors to you all here to create or consume at The World of Myth!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you from my family and I! Next stop 2020!

Until next time!

With respect to you all!

David K. Montoya
Founder of The World of Myth Magazine
And Other Stuff Too.