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Of Toppling Christmas Trees: Santa Hat Chronicles

Tonight, after the family had finally gathered on December 23rd, we decorated our Christmas tree.  We had looked forward for quite awhile to this increasingly infrequent time together. Lovely ritual, lovely tree. Fifteen minutes later, from the kitchen, I heard … Continue reading

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Cookie Brigade Rides Again: Santa Hat Chronicles

Cookies for the troops, firefighters, homeless shelters, neighbors, friends and family. I am firing up the oven for our annual baking extravaganza. As I mention below in a post from a couple of years back, this is a spiritual practice for … Continue reading

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Grace Is All Around Us

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 and also at a firehouse … Continue reading

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Give Something Away

We give something away because we can. Even if it’s simply a smile.  Especially if it’s simply a smile. We give something away because it will give a boost to someone or something or someplace or just the Universe in … Continue reading

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