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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