Monthly Archives: December 2013

Candy is Dandy and Desserts are Never Fattening on Holidays

As much as I dislike snow (except for that first snowfall, which is always magical and beautiful), as much as I griped endlessly over having to take three whole days to go 350 miles, as much as I felt put-upon … Continue reading

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I Want to Wish You a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, too

On Christmas Day, 1914, only four months into the brutality of World War I, a spontaneous miracle happened on the Western Front.  On that day German and British soldiers laid down their arms and gathered together in No Man’s Land … Continue reading

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On the Solstice a New Beginning. Or, Is Winter Over Yet?

If you’ve missed me at all, just know that I’ve been traveling from the northwoods to the city, in which I wasted three days in the midst of snowstorms, either holed up or otherwise engaged in the avoidance of black … Continue reading

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The Terrible Horrible No Good War on Happy Holidays

I’ve been sending out Christmas cards since I was around 16 years old, when my mom told me I was old enough to start sending out my own cards.  The cards I chose over the course of many,many, many years … Continue reading

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Remember When I Told You WordPress Hates Me? They Must Have Heard Me. . .

Last night I was watching a program about the past seasons and the new season of Downton Abbey.  I was into it for about a half hour when I started a blog post about my very favorite series.  I wrote … Continue reading

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