A Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, the National Christmas Tree, and the Grinch

Christmas Eve. Shortly after awakening, I read the Charlie Brown Christmas Story in my iPad. Interactive, games (collect ornaments), dancing moves to mimic, and a great telling of The Real meaning. Now I no longer have a tree. It left ten thousand too many needles on the floor, so I relocated it back to the … Continue reading A Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, the National Christmas Tree, and the Grinch

This Isn’t Your Normal Yule Log

This log may attract bears and cause some uncontrollable cravings. What is it you ask? The picture gives it away, but let me share it anyway. A USAToday article shared about a new fire starting log that hit the market this Christmas. You can order online for 18.99. Well, you could have if it hadn’t … Continue reading This Isn’t Your Normal Yule Log

Tyranny of the Mundane

Ho-Ho-Hum From Ho-Ho-Ho to Ho-Hum ...Have you ever felt like Christmas can be bit stagnant, a bit passe’, a bit ho-hum. We grow up and we get so bogged down with mundane little tasks that occupy our time we seem the season has lost its sparkle, its wonder, its awe. Laundry, housework, choosing Christmas cards, … Continue reading Tyranny of the Mundane

Funky Christmas Trivia …

Photo by Public Domain Pictures on Pexels.com I came across an article that listed some unusual, if not ‘get that idiocy out of my head’, trivia about this wonderful time of year. So, for a respite from Hallmark Christmas moments, cute cat videos in elf costumes, and comments on Mike Pence’s stoic ‘elf on a … Continue reading Funky Christmas Trivia …

My List to Santa: a Chick-fil-A, a root canal, and some trail time

So, as Lisa and I are over a thousand miles apart, and as we ponder what to get each other for Christmas ... I start to write out my email to Santa. Three things made my list. More did too, but let’s stick with three for now. Lisa will have hers before Christmas. She had … Continue reading My List to Santa: a Chick-fil-A, a root canal, and some trail time

Traditions, A Heartbreaker, and the Message of Hope

Traditions. There are a lot of them. Some good, some weird, some, well, we will stop at good or weird. Friday, I mentioned advent calendars. Today, it is about children’s programs. I mean, these events you’ve got to love. It’s like the ring bearers and the flower child at weddings. They normally steal the show, … Continue reading Traditions, A Heartbreaker, and the Message of Hope