Category Archives: Holidays

Family Album: Best Christmas Ever.

And I’ve got the snaps to prove it. With twelve people in the house, we had some novel sleeping arrangements, but it all worked out: Stripes were in: So was fur: Speaking of fur, Chloe was happy to see Taylor: … Continue reading

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Family Album: He’s Going 70 in a 60 Zone.

It’s taken three months of celebrating to convince us all (especially him!) that the CE is really, truly 70 years old. Everyone knows he is a stubborn cuss, but who else gets away with refusing to age? Here he is … Continue reading

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And for you, a lump of coal.

Oh, I’ve got a list. And I’m checking it twice. But you may wish you weren’t on it. I promise to get merry somewhere along the line. And I’m even hoping for calm and bright. But right now, that whole “most … Continue reading

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Waiting.

Chloe and I are taking one brief moment in the midst of the frenzy to breathe and think and reflect on the reason for this season. May all be merry with you!

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Family Album: The Umpteenth Day of Christmas…

It’s not a day, it’s a season, right? And we wrung every last bit of holly and ivy and mistletoe and ho ho ho out of the holiday. There was food. There was fun. There were animals of all varieties … Continue reading

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And Saks Said: Let There Be Lights!

I hate Black Friday. I rue Cyber Monday. And my little Grinch heart grows blacker and blacker with each encroaching year of shameless holiday commercialism. Here I am in NYC on the biggest shopping weekend of the year and, while … Continue reading

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Five for the Fourth

Five great books to put the fireworks in your Fourth of July celebration: 1. 1776 by David McCullough So good I’ve read it twice! 1776 is an exciting and thorough survey of that most seminal year in our country’s history. … Continue reading

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