Blog Archives for tag Christmas

The calm before the holiday storm

As you pop that fun-sized candy bar you just rummaged from your kid’s dwindling Halloween booty into your gullet, consider… Continue reading »

The Holiday Games

Ah, the holidays — that wonderful time of year, when selfish materialism and greed are banished as we ring in… Continue reading »

Do you see what I see?

Ever since the Navy ordered us to live in sunny Florida, I just can’t seem to locate it. I keep… Continue reading »

A Christmas Carol, Redux

Thanksgiving was over, to begin with. For some reason, my sports watch alarm went off at midnight, waking me from… Continue reading »

A Time for Hope, Cheer, and Ruthless Criminal Behavior

During this season of giving, people everywhere are transformed. The Spirit of Christmas inspires generosity, compassion and joy in us… Continue reading »

Ow, Christmas Tree!

My hands look like they’ve been hit by shrapnel. The Persian rug is imbedded with sawdust, pine needles and sticky… Continue reading »

Commercialism? Humbug!

As I put my skeletons back in the closet (literally) and threw the gnat-infested jack-o-lanterns in the garbage, I was… Continue reading »