The Wall Street Journal paid for the right to run this as a signed editorial next to their masthead a few days before  Christmas in 1994. Beyond the Power of Santa
This piece is based on true events and exact quotes. I wrote it as an alternative to "Yes, Virginia" that has become an insipid holiday cliche. Since its original run in the WSJ, it has been republished widely. All proceeds from re-publication permissions go to a local charity serving needy children. open article

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