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18 Dec

The 5th Word of Christmas: Forgiveness

While the celebrations at this time of year vary by faith, the one milestone we all prepare for is the start of the new year. And with that comes a laundry list of resolutions. I’ll lose weight. I’ll save more money. I’ll quit smoking. Those resolutions...

17 Dec

The 4th Word of Christmas: Laugh

Today would have been my father's 92nd birthday. He is, without a doubt, the person who taught me how to laugh. A good joke, a magic trick, an April Fool's gag on any day of the year, those were my dad's hallmarks. And he took it...

16 Dec

The 3rd Word of Christmas: Joy

Have you ever seen dolphins jumping amid the waves? Have you watched a dog streaking across a field after fetching a stick? Have you witnessed children swinging as high as they can go? If any of these images are stored in your memory banks, then...

15 Dec

The 2nd Word of Christmas: Patience

We’re in a hurry. There’s too much to do and too many places to be. We’re overworked, under nourished, and exhausted from trying to get it all done. We try to push on, while pushing everyone and everything out of our way. This is the...

14 Dec

The 1st Word of Christmas: Happy

I realize there are some for whom this season is not a happy one. Certainly the reasons vary, but that fact is the precise reason I’ve undertaken this project. While happiness is certainly a part of the celebration, there is much more to the season....

13 Dec

The 12 Words of Christmas

The season is upon us. Whether we celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, or any other winter fest, we cannot take a step without hearing, seeing, smelling and tasting celebration. I am a Christian and celebrate Christmas. But I welcome the traditions of everyone, and I embrace both...

24 Nov

Thanksgiving Recipe: Not a Day, a Lifestyle

And the mad rush begins. Shopping. Cooking. Eating. Repeat. The next 37 days will be filled with more grub and grog than all other days combined. It’s caused me to ponder something. Why do we only give thanks on just one day? Why do we...

13 Nov


Several weeks ago, the movie Suffragette was released. It is the story of women in early 20th century Britain who had had quite enough of being shushed and sidelined, demanding rights equal to men. At the same time, a similar story was unfolding in America....

05 Nov

Fear. Not.

Awareness is a big buzz word. We’ve just finished Breast Cancer Awareness month, which was preceded by Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. And we’re now in the throes of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. These months, and all the others, were designed to motivate us to take...

25 Oct


There we are, steaming through life without a care in the world. And then - BAM! We’re blindsided by a life altering event. The death of a loved one. The loss of a job. A life threatening illness. The infidelity of a spouse. Suddenly nothing is...

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