Category Archives: Holidays


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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Fashion Fourth-ward: Starred and Spangled

It’s been an interesting week for flags.  The Stars & Bars have been relegated to the dustbin; rainbows are flying high. Next week, though, belongs to the Stars & Stripes and there is still time to get your red, white and … Continue reading

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Call Your Mom.

In the Inspiring Dread category, Mothers Day is second only to Valentine’s Day. So many ways for it to go wrong! And yet, so easy to make it go right: just call your mom! If she is anything short of … Continue reading

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Family Album: Somebunnies Visited for Easter

It’s hard to believe we have lived two decades in this big old house. Where do the years go? So many memories – and now another generation of little feet pitter-pattering across the floor.  How lucky we are! We are … Continue reading

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