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When I was a kid, my parents had several Simon and Garfunkel albums that my sisters and I would listen to endlessly. So many of the songs felt melancholy, and one, in particular, haunted me even though I was only … Continue reading
The icicle lights have disappeared from the rooflines of homes in our neighborhood; the streets are a little dimmer every day. Yesterday I counted the denuded Christmas trees laying in the gutters, next to the garbage bins, in front of … Continue reading
I may dream of a Christmas scene worthy of Martha Stewart, with kraft paper packages tied up with baker’s twine, but when you let your children choose the gift wrap, this is what you get.
I think I may have been a little too relaxed about Christmas this year. Mid-way through present opening on Christmas morning, I realized that I’d failed to wrap and place under the tree my favorite and most personal gift for … Continue reading
In our house, we celebrate one holiday at a time. This means that we don’t even think about Christmas until the Thanksgiving leftovers are tucked into Tupperware and shoved to the back of the fridge. Friday morning we head out … Continue reading