Category Archives: Christmas

Listening Gets You Free Stuff

A co-worker was lamenting the state of Christmas. It was not the commercial aspect that everyone seems to always grumble about (and do nothing about)  but rather the state of her own family Christmas and gift giving traditions. Unlike a … Continue reading

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The Grocery Store Samaritan

With this last dinner, I guess Christmas has come to a close. However, I would like to relate a story about a family member to illustrate that the Christmas spirit is not dead. My aunt was out shopping for some … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

For my entire life, Christmas has been the commercial beast that people complain about. Whether it what used to sell toys or gadgets (adult toys), whether it featured a coke inspired Santa Claus or a group of elves, whether it … Continue reading

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More Christmas Food

I probably shouldn’t be writing about another meal, but it happened again. No turkey this time, and really it wasn’t so much a meal as it was a standing supply of food on the kitchen island.  There were many things, … Continue reading

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A Place For My Thoughts

With every vacation, and this case looming vacation, I like to have a journal to record my thoughts and have a place to glue those things that we think will make good souvenirs into. I did this for my cycling … Continue reading

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More Turkey Anyone?

Another Saturday, and another Christmas meal. Based on what I have heard, this is the last turkey dinner for this Christmas season.  Worry not, though, there is still a ham and Chinese food planned before the whole thing is wrapped … Continue reading

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On Shaving

I spent a bit of time with the brother and the brothers-in-law, and all of us were sporting various amounts of stubble, despite the celebration of an early Christmas. Not unusual perhaps, but it did spark a bit of an … Continue reading

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Too Early for Turkey?

I am sure I have explained this before, but for the benefit of anyone coming to this blog for the first time, I will do my best to be brief. Owing to the fact that my family and the connections … Continue reading

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

One of those word-a-day calendars appeared in my stocking at Christmas.  This is today’s word. I appreciate the gift.  I like words.  I like to learn more words (mostly to trounce people on Words With Friends, or complete the crossword … Continue reading

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Winter Makes Its Presence Felt

Despite planning an early (pre) winter escape, mother nature had other plans for me.  On my way home, in the dark, on a bus, it started to snow.  Yes, it was forecast, but I rarely put any faith in those … Continue reading

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