Not simply having a wonderful Christmas time

Not simply having a wonderful Christmas time

We did not simply have a wonderful Christmas time. I wonder sometimes what Paul McCartney meant when he wrote that phrase over and over again in that Christmas song you hear every single time you run into a store frantic for some ingredient you forgot. Is anything simple about Christmas time? This year the coronavirus [...]

Hope in our own kind of who-ville

Hope in our own kind of who-ville

I love when holidays snuggle up to weekends and you can hit the snooze button on life for an extra day or two. I especially love when some of the people with whom you've made holiday memories can stick around a while and savor them with you. In a holiday full of them, one particular [...]

Let there be light

Let there be light

Some of the great, timeless pleasures of this holiday season are the lights that herald it -- twinkle lights, Edison bulbs, candles, incandescent strings. They hang from trees and houses like merry messengers of joy. I love them all. Though we've had our moments, and I wrestle with my own most years, I still think [...]