Tag Archives: Christmas

Christmas Cheer — Part Five

This will be my last post for 2019, and while the content isn’t brand new, the sentiment behind the story will never go out of date. Please understand, I love teachers; I even married one! And I do a bit … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer–Part Four

“A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.” ~Ogden Nash For most children, Christmas morning is the most magical part of the most magical time of the year. But … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer–Part 3

“To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” ~Brandi Snyder The gate agent wears a Santa Claus hat, but offers neither a smile nor a “Ho ho ho,” as the old … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer–Part Two

“I don’t believe in mathematics.” ~Albert Einstein The intensity of the cold surprised Toby as much as his sudden and painful arrival–face down in a layer of feathery snow too thin to cushion him from the hard-pack beneath it. He came … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer–Part One

“The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.” ~Delo McKown “They’re gone,” Mrs. Binderburg said. She set a plate of cookies on the kitchen table and lowered herself into a straight-backed chair. She stared at the cookies for a time, … Continue reading

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Ask any kid; they’ll tell you…

Okay, so it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. And yes, I know everyone complains that businesses push to get the Christmas shopping season started earlier every year, and that is undeniably true. BUT–sometimes getting the jump on the holidays is a … Continue reading

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It’s a bird; it’s a plane. No, it’s a memoir!

With apologies to Jerry Seigel and Joe Shuster (who created the iconic man of steel in 1933), but I couldn’t help myself. Over the past several months I’ve been working with two wonderful women who have written memoirs: Ceil Ramsey and Annel Martin. … Continue reading

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Oh good grief! He’s taking time off, *again*!

Hey, it’s the holidays. Everything’s crazy for everyone. So, since no one has time to read my rants about writing just now, there doesn’t seem much point in generating them. So, I’m taking a few days off. Before we know … Continue reading

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Christmas at Easter?

Talk about coincidence… Here it is, Easter, and I discover that my short story collection, Christmas Beyond the Box has just been released as an audiobook! I could not be more excited. Production began right at the first of the … Continue reading

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