Posts Tagged: christmas

Northern holidays

There are a number of things I enjoy about being clean-shaven, the least of which, surprisingly, that I look younger (on account of the beard containing substantially more of the famous Daniels family white hair than on the top of my head). Chief among those simple pleasures is eating, especially barbecue. And corn on the… Read more »

Escaping the trap

‘Twas the morning of Christmas And all through the dark, Not a creature was stirring But me on my walk.   Shortly into my journey, As is often my way, I began composing my blog To post later that day.   Perhaps it was the manner The solitary full moon shone That led me to… Read more »

Donating dominoes

When it comes to charitable donations, Christmas is not the only time for giving. Most of us enjoy cash donations, especially now in the internet world, because they’re easy to do and easy to track. I must admit that, aside from Doctors Without Borders, most of my donations go to children’s causes (reaffirming that you… Read more »

Only 5 days until after Christmas!

I can’t wait! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I mean, sure, trees are pretty, presents are nice and there’s lots of food and cheer, but come on, what’s better than after Christmas? For one thing, it’s stock up time on all the stuff you ran out of and were forced to make panic runs… Read more »

Life after Death

‘Tis the season, indeed! The next six weeks are traditionally reserved for holidays around families.  While being single and never married means I don’t have my own little fireplace gathering (as if we need fireplaces in South Florida), I still have family to spend the holidays with. Despite many tales of cheer revolving around my family… Read more »

It ain’t Christmas!

Eighteen years. That’s how long I’ve been doing this. Halloween is different from Christmas in many ways and not just the obvious nature of the holiday. The differences for me are significant.  While both holidays require consideration of what gifts to give, Halloween is the one where I’m giving gifts to people I don’t know. … Read more »

Hold, please

Well. I certainly didn’t plan on taking this long to get Book 2 of my trilogy out to all of you.  In fact, I was eagerly anticipating its release to hear back from you what you thought of Jeremy’s new journeys and dilemma. But as I got further along in the book, I relaized something… Read more »

The best gift

It’s a constant reassurance to me that I am forever being taught new lessons…or reminded of old ones. For several weeks, I had been chewing on the idea of visiting my best friend and her family for Christmas in Vegas.  I’ve done it every year since they moved, but I was given pause by the… Read more »

Fly me to the Moon…

…since it doesn’t look like I’m flying anyplace else this holiday season! What has happened in the last year? Ever since my best friend and her family moved to Las Vegas eight years ago, I have flown out to spend Christmas with them.  There’s the annual breakfast and gift giving, of course, but there’s also… Read more »

The day after Thanksgiving – from the inside

Tennis and spending four hours visiting my friend’s 5-month old skipped Day 4 of Shopping Week until this morning, but let’s see if I can squeeze two posts in today to get back “on track”.  After you… The biggest shopping day each year is no surprise to anyone, the day after Thanksgiving, where everyone usually… Read more »