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Those December Blahs

A friend and I were talking about the inexplicable "blahs" we feel this time of year. No real reason for it, just a kind of nostalgic sadness not tied to any circumstance. December brings a lot of weird messages in our culture, conflicting ones to say the least. We are supposed to be making magical,… Continue reading Those December Blahs

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Shepherds and Christmas Queens

A 'reboot' of a post I wrote a few years back... I just love Linus.  I absolutely adore watching ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ on TV each year. We have the DVD of course, but there’s just something about watching it in real time with commercials and all that really gets to me. I force, I… Continue reading Shepherds and Christmas Queens

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Don’t Let The Hatchimal Spoil Christmas

  I hadn't heard of a Hatchimal until recently. The quirky little animal inside of an egg toy that apparently is all the rage this holiday season. They are of course, out of stock at the average store and causing families to lose their collective minds. Parents are writing fake I.O.U. letters from Santa to… Continue reading Don’t Let The Hatchimal Spoil Christmas

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A Tale of Two (cartoon) Shepherds…

I absolutely adore watching 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' on TV each year. We have the DVD of course, but there's just something about watching it in real time with commercials and all that really gets to me. I force, I mean 'gather' my boys to the TV with Christmas snacks and hot chocolate - they… Continue reading A Tale of Two (cartoon) Shepherds…

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Worth Waiting For

“The house lights go off and the footlights come on. Even the chattiest stop chattering as they wait in darkness for the curtain to rise. In the orchestra pit, the violin bows are poised. The conductor has raised his baton. In the silence of a midwinter dusk, there is far off in the deeps of… Continue reading Worth Waiting For