Monthly Archives: December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve finds me sick and sniveling and wandering the aisles of Walmart looking for Christmas morning cream puffs. Despite feeling like crud, I feel blessed and oh so lucky to be where I am at this stage in my … Continue reading

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The Christmas Spiders: Available In Paperback

The Christmas Spiders is now available in paperback in the CreateSpace eStore. Should be up on Amazon asap. Illustrated by Robin Wiesneth! The Christmas Spiders is a loose adaptation of the original Ukrainian and German folktale that attributes much of … Continue reading

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X-treme Holiday

Ok, once again I find Christmas whooping my buns. I started out full of peace, joy and love for all mankind but in the last week I find myself staggering to the finish line, my trunk full of hidden stocking … Continue reading

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31 Days: Happy Revolution

Day 16: It’s the simple things that make the biggest difference.¬†Revolution is thought of as a time of fire and conflict but 241 years ago it was simple tea that turned the tide. On December 16, 1773,¬†demonstrators destroyed an entire … Continue reading

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31 Days: Love Is 24/7

Day 15: Love is a twenty-four hour, seven day a week commitment. Love isn’t for when we feel like it, or when it’s convenient. Love isn’t reserved for a special time, like Christmas, birthdays and church. Love is always, as … Continue reading

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31 Days: It Takes All of Us

Day 13: Not everyone loves Christmas. Not everyone has someone in their lives to make merry with, and when the whole world is fixated on togetherness¬†it can create a void for those without. Sometimes we have lost someone close to … Continue reading

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31 Days: Simplicity Please

Day 13: As I sat down tonight to work on my writing, I suddenly realized it’s been four days since I have posted here. In my mind I missed a day or two. Reality tells me that the Christmas season … Continue reading

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31 Days: Community

Day Nine: I am lucky to live in a genuine community. A group of people living together in a group is a community, but the interaction is what makes it genuine. When we first moved to Niceville I was surprised … Continue reading

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31 Days: We Can All Do Magic

Day Eight: I was at the Niceville Community Christmas festival Saturday evening. There were so many people crowding the parking lot it was almost standing room only, especially near the stage where the school choruses were performing. Little children ran … Continue reading

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31 Days: Love What We Have

Day Seven: When I am photographing people for the newspaper they almost always say degrading remarks about themselves and express an unwillingness to have their image captured. I usually just joke back to try and make them comfortable. The other … Continue reading

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