Tag Archives: Christmas

A-Caroling

Christmas wasn’t exactly a special holiday in our house. Daddy was kind of a Grinch. Up until Mama fought the Big Battle and I was finally allowed to wear whore paint, my most memorable gift was a large box that … Continue reading

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Protected: A Christmas to Remember

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Reflection

Kramer hated Christmas. It wouldn’t be such a horrible time of year if Christmas stayed indoors. But Christmas doesn’t stay indoors, does it? Before the feasts of Thanksgiving have even been converted to unending leftovers, it parades out onto the … Continue reading

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The Quiet Flight Home

There’s something about airplanes. They change you. Life was meant to happen on the ground, not in the air. If we were supposed to fly, wouldn’t we have wings like birds? Even idling on the tarmac, swallowed up in its … Continue reading

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A Christmas Star

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Grr! (revisited)

Last November, I posted an angry rant about a cheesecake that decided to impersonate the Grand Canyon. I insisted at the time that I can, in fact, make a beautiful cheesecake. I’m setting out here to prove you can too. … Continue reading

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A Handful of Nerds

Shopping is fun, but hectic at Christmas time. The miserable weather wasn’t helping. Christy stopped in front of the Cold Stone Creamery. The store was empty in the freezing cold, in spite of the bustling foot traffic outside. She pushed … Continue reading

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The Night Before Christmas

“…and I heard him exclaim as he drove on through the night, ‘Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!’” Jim shut the book with a decisive snap. “And to bed with you now,” he growled playfully, wrestling … Continue reading

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The Whispering Elm

Aschgrau rocked gently back on his roots as he wakened. Tired roots. Aching roots. He searched his memory for the time; that time so long ago when the Great Sage had first cast his seed to the Earth. That day … Continue reading

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