Category Archives: Christmas

Gift Of The Magi

My annual Christmas doldrums stayed away until the week before the big day. They slowly made their way into those early mornings hours when I worry myself awake. They like to sit on my chest, heavy and soggy with tears, … Continue reading

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Holiday Wishes

The season is moving on and the end of 2012, is not too far off.  Though September is really the month I consider to be my New Year, January is still a landmark time, in that the calendar begins its … Continue reading

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A Gift For Myself

I’m on retreat, at the beach in Duck, North Carolina. Today is my last day here.  We’ll head on home tomorrow, leaving the calming sound of the ocean right outside our door. It’s a great time to be here. There … Continue reading

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Tolerance and Generosity

Standing on what seemed like an endless line Tuesday afternoon at Wholefoods, I noticed my attitude beginning to slip and slide down a peg or two. I was impatient, judging what the person in front of me for buying foods … Continue reading

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Chasing Ice

It’s November. Halloween is over. Americans spent eighty billion dollars on candy and costumes this Halloween. When it comes to money, what we have spent on the current election is unspeakable. Christmas carols will soon be echoing throughout every mall … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans

A bit over a week ago, I was hit with what felt like a ton of bricks … a cold/flu that according to what I’m hearing has had others in and around Charlottesville, dropping like flies.  It started with a … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

I’m tired.  The period between Thanksgiving and January 1st, always leaves me out of breath and exhausted.  There is too much to do. Time to write, paint or stare into space is diminished.  Instead I get pulled into the rush, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve Today we stripped the pine It rests in the woods a place for wrens to sleep Glass ornaments tucked in tissue are boxed on storeroom shelves Family faces recede in train windows one leap second passes without sound … Continue reading

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Setting My Intention For The New Year

Here we are at the end of another year.  It has been a rich one filled with insights, lessons and lots of love.  Instead of making New Years resolutions at year’s end, I like to choose a word that I … Continue reading

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Keeping Christmas

Keeping Christmas No mistletoe  snowmen  tree with twinkly lights  angel guarding us from the top instead poinsettias  a boxwood wreath on the door  the aroma of pierogis stuffed with sauerkraut mushrooms and garlic almond cookies dusted with sugar hearts brimming … Continue reading

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