Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Very Chicken Christmas

It just occurred to me that you can pretty well read what people think of you by the gifts they choose. All this time I was going for sophisticated aesthete, but it turns out that nope, what comes to mind … Continue reading

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Are there slot machines in heaven?

We’ve spent the past few weeks planning that annual blow-out family extravaganza. No, not Christmas. The other blow-out extravaganza. The one where Uncle Delbert gets to escape the Minnesota winter for Vegas, Baby! We’ve made four or five such trips over … Continue reading

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Rules of Engagement

We celebrated last night with the happy couple and the parents of the bride. We began, of course, with Rule #1: the obligatory champagne toast. According to Alexandra and Andy, this was at least the dozenth one they’ve enjoyed, with friends and family … Continue reading

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Requiescat in Pace, dear Karma

Sending all our love and sympathy to Dan and Katherine today. “Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be … Continue reading

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Making the Season Bright.

Here we are at the end of the first week in Advent. Lots of bustle in the preparation department – shopping, decorating, planning. Probably not enough bustle in the spiritual department. To help with that, I just downloaded an iPhone … Continue reading

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Bells are ringing!

The most wonderful time of the year just got a little bit more wonderful. Alexandra and Andy have announced their engagement! They are on a visit to NYC and Andy popped the question at Washington Square. For those of you … Continue reading

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