Category Archives: Santa Hat/Christmas

Grace Is All Around Us

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
Christmas Eve.  Blustery and bone-chilling at dusk, the weather was less than enticing as I  got ready for a top fave ritual: delivering some Christmas cookies we’d just baked to firefighters in a nearby city…

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Cookies and Kindness

  “You can always count on cookies and kindness: Give a cookie and you get joy.”~Dorie Greenspan I wholeheartedly agree with celebrity baker and guru, Dorie Greenspan, who has launched a wonderful cookies and kindness project.  It’s aimed at making … Continue reading

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Inviting Expansiveness: Santa Hat Chronicles

Tonight, you swing by a shop to pick up some last-minute ingredients for dinner.  You’ve been there many times before, and the man who waits on you now has been somewhere between civil and pleasant in the past.  It has … Continue reading

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Glittering Humanity: Santa Hat Chronicles

  Rainy. Cold. Grey. Monday morning, first thing. I run out of the drear and into a nearby pharmacy for some household supplies. From across the store, I hear someone shouting, “Hey, Santa!  Good morning, Santa!” and realize a tad … Continue reading

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Sharing The Magic Of Imagination

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.” ~Carl Sagan The Christmas tree farm* we visited recently was beautiful and delightful: fragrant acres of different trees, a lovely pond, rock outcroppings, a … Continue reading

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The Fortitude For Joy

“Have the stubbornness to accept gladness in the ruthless furnace of the world.”~Jack Gilbert Yesterday dawned dreary, rainy, and grey.  The weather mirrored the zeitgeist in this neck of the woods.  The third anniversary of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook … Continue reading

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Sharing The Alchemy Of Baking

alchemy: a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination I’ve loved to bake, and cook, for as long as I can remember.  There’s something ineffably alluring about handling and combining ingredients to conjure deliciousness that we smell, savor, touch … Continue reading

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