Tag Archives: Christmas

Christmas Cheer — Part Five (Encore)

This will be my first post for 2022, and while the content isn’t brand new, the sentiment behind the story will never go out of date.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 (Encore)

“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 Three (Encore)

      “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 … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer–Part Two (Encore)

“I don’t believe in mathmatics” — 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. … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer–Part One (Encore)

“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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Gettin’ lazy ’round Christmas time….

It’s been a strange holiday season for everyone. I’m not complaining, just stating a fact. Okay, call it an excuse. We’re going to spend a wee bit more time with friends and family, either live or via the Internet, but … Continue reading

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Ho… ho… hum? For memoir writers (Encore)

Hang on now, before you unload your holiday blunderbuss at me; I’m really not trying to play Scrooge here. All I’m hoping to do is save you some time developing your memoir, so hear me out. The holidays, obviously, are a … Continue reading

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Why a Christmas book?

Let’s say you’re familiar with the Grinch; you’ve seen Frosty at least a dozen times; you know the names of all nine reindeer, and you’re pretty sure that when it comes to the parts of Christmas kids love most, you’re … Continue reading

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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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