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Angels, we have heard on high

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

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Luck o’ the Irish

I don’t know where it comes from, but my two younger daughters have imaginations and creativity that astound me. They’ve been chattering all week about St. Patrick’s Day. “I don’t know why people aren’t excited about St. Patrick’s Day,” one … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Epiphany

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

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The colors of the season

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Someone else’s words

There are a few occasions in life that require giving cards – Valentine’s Day is one. But when your love is time-tested and your feelings are deep and complex, someone else’s words on a drugstore greeting card simply don’t suffice. … Continue reading

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The twelve days…and a recipe

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

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Eulogy to Christmas 2010

Christmas 2010 came and went too fast. I adore Christmas; it’s one of my favorite holidays. I love the music, I love the decadent treats we allow ourselves, I love the lights. I love the nostalgia and the anticipation of … Continue reading

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