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THE DAY AFTER, ONCE MORE

OK, it’s over. The decorations have changed from objects of joy and anticipation to dangling dust collectors that will consume a good few hours to take down, pack away and store for another year.  The good presents have lost their … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS…GOTTA LOVE IT!

I can’t drive anymore.  This is a good thing—for you, but not me!  I sure miss it, especially this time of the year when one needs to make those frenzied pilgrimages to the shopping mall.  But ahh, we live in … Continue reading

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‘Tis The Season Almost

It soon will be Christmas…again.  The annual wait for this most joyous, yet cantankerous of holidays, seems to shorten each year as my life lengthens.  Wasn’t it just last month we took down the decorations?   Christmas is famously the one holiday that … Continue reading

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A STRANGE CHRISTMAS

Strange. Everything this year seems upside-down.  Yep, that’s what it is, strange.  We’re having a strange Christmas.  Never ever had one like this.  There are no decorations, no tree (that’s last year’s in the picture), no lights on the bushes … Continue reading

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BITTER BITTER

It was cold. How cold? It makes no matter how cold once it reaches a certain depth. You feel it in your bones. Your blood thickens to syrup and your cheek bones, never really felt before, now tingle with pin-like … Continue reading

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Holy Crap, Back Already!

It seems I just took down the­ Christmas Lights. I do not believe it’s been 365 days and nights. So here once more I’m testing bulbs and untangling wire With hopes of illuminating the house to my hearts’ desire. I … Continue reading

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MISSING CHRISTMAS

I’m sitting here while Christmas carols are streaming out of my computer speakers.  This gets me to thinking.  It’s true what they say—that Christmas is for children. It is magical and mystical in ways only children can think and feel.  … Continue reading

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XMAS SHOPPING FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE

Finished your Christmas shopping?  I know, you’re just about getting started.  While your trying to figure out your gift list for all your friends and loved ones, did you ever stop think what you would do if you had to … Continue reading

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SHOP TIL YOUR PAGE-TURNING FINGERS DROP!

You would think with the Internet going full throttle, the day of snail mail merchandise catalogs would be numbered.  Not!  Our Contributing Editor, Ron Carmean, is a catalog junkie.  In fact, there’s still plenty of junk, and good stuff, you … Continue reading

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