Why are Sugar Plums a Christmas topic?

Every year around the Christmas holidays the question comes up, "What is a sugar plum?"

The simple response would be a small fruit confection rolled in sugar. While there are actual fruits known as sugar plums, most references to sugar plums are relating to various types of candied fruits.

The basic concept of the sugar plum is preserving fruits with sugar allowing them to be enjoyed all year round, much like canning vegetables, or salting meats is used to preserve foods for year round consumption.

The Tao of Questy

Tom Peracchio aka Questy The concept of Questy has been used by me, Tom Peracchio, as an alter ego, to represent myself for many years.

In the 1980's as online services created handles and nicknames, I began using Questy as my alias.  As I began developing web sites, and an online identity, the colors green and purple, along with the Questy character, have created my own brand identity.

In my philosophical adventures I had often used variations of the name Questy, such as TaoQuest or PeraQuest (a word I coined to mean the journey throughout the possibilities.)

I started reading the works of the great philosophers when I was old enough to read. I took my first philosophy class back in high school. As time goes on, I hope to organize my notes on philosophy to share with those who care to learn, and for those who dare to dream.

Technology has been my profession for many years. Music and philosophy have been my passions for my entire life. It only seems natural that the two come together at my cyberspace home.

Questy's mission is to stretch your brain to see things in a different perspective.  Even if you totally disagree with Questy, if you think about a problem or idea in a way you never have before, he has succeeded.

As Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, "Man's mind, stretched to a new idea, never goes back to its original dimension."  For the true vision of Questy is not one which is seen through your eyes, but is one that is perceived through your mind.  The greatest messages are ones in which the mind focuses what your eyes cannot.

 The Tao of Questy is a collection of the personal thoughts  and visions of the philosophic Questy. Some may be simple dreams, while other are burning melodies of words and music pouring through my soul. 

 

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The Tao of Questy is about love and laughter and being human. It's about sharing ideas and being a little bit crazy in order to stay sane.

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