Category Archives: holidays

Wisdom for the New Year: Happy 2013

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Deck the Halls

2012 Edition. Amazingly, it’s our fourth Christmas in this cozy Glover Park apartment, and here’s this year’s recipe for decking these DC halls. Step 1: Buzz Step 2: Anticipation Step 3: Tree Step 4: Lights & Bad Hair Step 5: … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prayer

  I watched it anyway. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  

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Happy 2012


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The Ghost of Christmas Past

Subtitled: Christmas Eve 2010, the Sacred and the Profane. First we went to church. Then we had a dance party. Merry Christmas, wherever you find yourself this year.

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Before the waters of Christmas close over me

I’ve been anticipating Christmas, some might say dreading it, since last summer. And now, almost suddenly despite its protracted inevitability (as J’s dad writes in his annual holiday masterpiece, “We are just shy of Thanksgiving, but as usual the holiday … Continue reading

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New Header 2011

We had a tradition in our family where, every Christmas Eve, we would go to church. None of that midnight mass business, just a simple early-evening service of lessons and carols.  At the conclusion of the service the congregation would … Continue reading

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Merry Merry!

I’ve been working on a new project and have thus kind of abandoned the blog here, which is sort of stating the obvious.  And now, travel.  So Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.  Hug the ones you love, keep the … Continue reading

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Memories of the 4th

I hope y’all had a good 4th.  We did.  We spent it with wonderful friends who invited us to go with them to the Palisades Parade.  You can see more photos here.  It was a festive neighborhood event; I had … Continue reading

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God Bless You, JS! (Jon Stewart/Jesus Santa)

This video (which I cannot seem to embed to save my life; help?) is one reason why I choose to worship at the alter of the Daily Show rather than, say, in an actual church. Which is not to say … Continue reading

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