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The sister who stole Christmas

I stole Christmas from my brother one year. He still resents me for it. But I didn’t steal as much from him as I did from myself. It was about 4.00 in the morning. Christmas Eve. I’d been sitting by the tree for about an hour. I’d already opened half the presents – but it […]

Dripping fat? Deciphering my holiday wreath

The wreath went up on the front door a few days ago, replacing the three pieces of Indian corn tied with ribbons I’d hung there for fall. It’s lovely and full, with evergreen, holly and pine cones entwined around a base of twigs. Fairly traditional, but with a modern feel to it. While presumably the […]

Pen or PC? It’s in the writing

I have to admit I’m writing this blog at my computer. Using my keyboard. Perched on my lap. This does not make me feel any less like I’m writing. Composing. But it would give Julius, the kid at my daughter’s school who quit the newspaper because he couldn’t write by hand, great cause for glee. […]


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