Why wait for the dust to settle? Here are 10 bullets from my end.
- Is anything more relaxing than sitting in front of a wood fire? Even when it means sitting on the floor?
- Gift-buying husbands? Just look! As she says, they’re subjected to indentured shop-itude.
- First day of winter and the flannel sheets should be on the bed by now, if not earlier. Flip the mattress and rotate, too.
- Our traditional Christmas dinner includes fresh homegrown Brussels sprouts, which means I’m out in the garden harvesting – sometimes in several feet of snow. Likewise with kale and chard: frost improves the flavor.
- Let me suggest Mary, as the mother of the church … a slightly different twist on the Nativity story.
- For someone who’s lived under relentless deadlines, Christmas itself can be seen as another damn deadline. Or series of deadlines. This year, I think I’m ahead.
- Still, I’m deeply grateful for the sense of release – notes, poems, correspondence … the logjam broken … now that the poems and novels are available.
- Grandfathers have grandfathers too. In case you’re in one of those inner-child perspectives.
- What are the theological dimensions of Alzheimer’s or dimentia? Where are the connections – the response ability – when your story gets so fragmented you’re no longer connected to anything you encounter?
- Tell me something true.