Monthly Archives: December 2017

For the Week of December 24, 2017: The Gifts of Gratitude

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there… (From:  A Visit … Continue reading

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For the Week of December 18, 2017: Finding the Stories of Holiday Memories

It was snowing. It was always snowing at Christmas. December, in my memory, is white as Lapland, though there were no reindeer. But there were cats. Dylan Thomas, A Child’s Christmas in Wales Our annual holiday celebrations have changed over the  … Continue reading

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For the Week of December 11, 2017: Music: It’s Good Medicine

I think I should have no other mortal wants if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort when I am … Continue reading

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For the Week of December 4, 2017: Worry, Worry, Worry

My pants could maybe fall down when I dive off the diving board. My nose could maybe keep growing and never quit. Miss Brearly could ask me to spell words like stomach and special.          (Stumick and speshul?) (From:  … Continue reading

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