I started writing December Snapshots during the month of December, hoping to write closer to life, instead of my usual practice of looking back via my camera phone pictures and my datebook. On the one hand, I like going back … Continue reading December Snapshots
The hectic call to decorate for Christmas from the fabulous musical, Mame, never fails to stream on my mental playlist come December. Out of necessity, we sit … Continue reading Deck that Evergreen, Now!
After Christmas, things slow down, and when things slow down, I often think that maybe I’ll find time to write. So it was in the latter part of December, in a moment of grand enthusiasm that in retrospect can likely … Continue reading Christmas Cooking Redux
Everyone likes to eat. God wired us to enjoy food, and to connect important concepts and good memories to feasting, and the contentment that comes with good food and refreshing drink. Think Passover and Communion; manna in the wilderness; milk … Continue reading As with the richest of foods
Of all of my family, young and old, the most intuitive in terms of gift giving is my #1 Son. We have all unwrapped a gift from someone (whom we love despite all) who gave us something that they decided … Continue reading The Art of (Reflective) Gift Giving