Category Archives: Holidays

Speaking of Travel

Our January muse sent out a question today, asking about our preferred mode of travel. My mind immediately went to a meme that makes me smile whenever I see a version of it. My second, more rational thought was, “First … Continue reading

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A Joy to Behold

Joy is an interesting word. Merriam-Webster online lists fifty-one synonyms or similar terms for joy, ranging from happiness to jocundity. Wow! Jocundity! If you know that word already, I am humbled by your knowledge. But, on to the assignment at … Continue reading

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Christmas Sagas and Bad News

Christmas 1400 Hours introduced the idea that holidays are not always joyous affairs. At least they are not great for everyone. That thought morphed into a series discussing that reality. This is a continuation of that same train of thought … Continue reading

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A Christmas Saga: The Unforgotten Gift

For some reason, this Christmas season has my attention more than most. From sharing 1400 Hours after Thanksgiving to preparing to share “The Saga of Rosy and June” next week, I seem to be called to write about the holiday … Continue reading

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Speaking of Distractions

Okay, it is mea culpa time. I let my ego overload my to-do list and am behind on publishing some of my work. Specifically, I ended Wish Carefully with a stay-tuned note in the middle of November. So far, the … Continue reading

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Christmas: 1400 Hours

Okay! The holiday season has kicked off in the good old U. S. of A. Thanksgiving Day is in the rearview mirror, and Christmas is on the horizon. Not to be outdone, New Year’s Day will be firing up after … Continue reading

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Speaking of Halloween

Halloween is such an interesting holiday/celebration, or whatever one wants to call it. I enjoy it immensely, most of the time. That’s because I’m a sucker for treats, especially dark chocolate ones, and I’m not opposed to a few tricks … Continue reading

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Standoff on the Cul-de-sac

T’was the day after Christmas, and all along the street, The kids were exhausted and most still asleep. The parents were quietly savoring the peace. Little did they know that in the next yard, Two locals in a standoff were … Continue reading

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Of Gifts and Disappointment

The following question was posed recently as part of a writing challenge. Was there a special gift or toy you wanted as a child but never received? My first thought was something akin to, “Duh!” Then my introspective side kicked … Continue reading

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Of Christmas Just Past

‘Twas the day after Christmas, and in towns all about,
Suspenders were straining, and belts were let out;
Boxes and trash were piled by the street,
Awaiting trash trucks to make their first sweep;
And toys lay scattered throughout the homes,
From puppets to Muppets, to strange little gnomes, Continue reading

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