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A Sense of Belonging: Santa Hat Chronicles

“…[F]or most of history, we didn’t live in families.  We lived in small communities that gave us our sense of safety and place in the world….The blessing and the tragedy of modern life is that we don’t need our community … Continue reading

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An Invitation For Playfulness: Santa Hat Chronicles

The night clerk stocking shelves calls over to me with a big grin on his face, “Hey, Santa, I’ve been really good this year!”  He proceeds to joke with me about how he hopes I’ll be  rewarding his behavior at … Continue reading

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Mending With Light: Santa Hat Chronicles

After a rocky day, I get up, grateful for another go.  Hopeful. As I clear dishes from the table, I decide to glance at the newspaper, which I have held off on lately.  The spate of suffering and hostility staggers … Continue reading

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Santa Hat Chronicles: A Spirit of Connection

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.“~Herman Melville Today, I launched this … Continue reading

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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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Risking Delight

“We must risk delight…We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of the world.”~Jack Gilbert I agree. So for the past week, as I’ve done for the past 15 odd years at Christmastime, I’ve been donning … Continue reading

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Suspended In Joy

I am sitting in the waiting room of the eye doc’s office when a little girl–perhaps 6-years-old–rounds the corner, clutching her mom’s hand. The bleary-eyed child is dragging her feet, clearly sad.  She may have just had eye drops administered … Continue reading

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