Monthly Archives: December 2012

Growing Up, Growing Old

Sometimes, there comes a time in our lives when we look at our aging parents and wonder: When did they get THAT old? I know to the day how old my mother is. She was born in 1944. She has … Continue reading

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Boxing Day

In at least the UK, December 26th is known as Boxing Day. This has nothing to do with the sport of fisticuffs. It was originally the day the servants of the Great Houses got their bonuses/ holiday time. I am … Continue reading

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Christmas Day (25 December 2012)

Last night, I took my mother to Midnight mass at Holy Trinity. Yeah, I am not Christian, but she is, and Midnight service has always been a big thing to her, although she won’t drive that late anymore. It was … Continue reading

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Challenges, Christmas, Changes

Christmas Eve, 24 December 2012. The gauntlet has been cast down, and accepted: Blog every day for at least a week. I’ll give it a try. Why not?  Christmas Eve: There is a pitiful small pile of gifts under our … Continue reading

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The Dark Season

‘Tis the season of Lights… Christmas lights, the candles of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, the bonfires of Yule… the traditions the grew out of holding back the dark and summoning back the sun. In modern times, a frenzied, stressed-out period of time most … Continue reading

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Twenty Little Angels

And already, the anti-gun rhetoric begins, fueled by today’s tragedy in Connecticut. My heart bleeds for the families and friends of the twenty little angels, and their six adult angels, who lost their lives because of one man. There are … Continue reading

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We Will Never Forget

We Will Never Forget.

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An open letter to Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock

An open letter to Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock.   This lady speaks a lot of sense. When anyone with evil intent thinks they can be evil without being caught, they will be. I grew up around guns. They were … Continue reading

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Accidents, Support and Class Acts

I don’t think there is anyone who hasn’t been somehow affected by some sort of accident or another. Some accidents can’t be avoided. All too many CAN. Saturday night, a 22 year old with a history of reckless driving took … Continue reading

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