It’s Fat Tuesday, Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Lent starts tomorrow … so today is Mardi Gras. Laissez les bon temps rouler! I spent a few years in Louisiana, and I picked up an appreciation for this grand time of the year. And though the celebration began in January, the day after epiphany, today (February 25, 2020) is the final day – Fat…

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,…

Chocolates at Christmas … thank you Germans, again

A little bit of the “magic” of Christmas. By magic, I mean way beyond what we think or dream. A while back, I mentioned the heritage of birthday cakes (look at the entry on my birthday 5.15). And in that writing, I thanked the Germans for their contribution to birthday cake traditions. I enjoyed my…

Rebel No More … My Tree is Legit

For several years now, I have been a rebel. In most apartments in the Big D, real Christmas trees are not allowed. Fire code or something like that. Last year, I did a tree 🌲 out of crates … very Martha Stewart of me. But for a couple of years, it was a small “real”…