Yes, Fox Valley, there is a Santa Claus

Yes, Fox Valley, there is a Santa Claus

I’m pretty sure I met the real Santa Claus last night and he did not disappoint. As with most magical encounters, it happened randomly. I rounded a corner on an ordinary cul de sac and slammed so hard into the spirit of Christmas that my breath stopped for a second or two and my eyes [...]

I Griswolded our Christmas lights…again!

I Griswolded our Christmas lights…again!

I frightened my neighbors as I hung up our Christmas lights...I always do. My family knows better. They flee the house at the first sulphur whiff of the bulbs. But, lured by an unseasonably warm afternoon and a sweet innocence I’ve yet to destroy, my neighbors strolled happily past our house Sunday afternoon. They waved [...]