Monthly Archives: December 2009

Keepin’ it Real in 2010

The New Year’s Resolutions are a’comin’, by the thousands, around the globe. Many lofty, admirable, and noteworthy goals will soon be flowing from pens near and far. As for me, I’m keeping it real, attainable, and utterly basic, so as … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Diary of 1

Christmas Eve day. What a day of bustling, cheery, frantic activity for us. We’ve been sweeping the dropped needles, clearing out every dust bunny we can unearth, fine-tuning the best pie crust recipe ever, and generally preparing for this most … Continue reading

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Scene and Herd

Concerns About the Creche J: No, no, the angels are looking at nothing! L: Well, let’s move the shepherd back here, he’s a lesser one anyway. J: The Wise Man can’t be giving his gift to the cow, move him! … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Magic Window

I wrote about my Magic Window last December, and guess what? I found it! Actually, one of my kids found it in a box of my scant childhood mementos. I wrote last December: What was so magical about this double-paned … Continue reading

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