Monthly Archives: December 2010

Merry Christmas, Everyone: Bring Out the Cocoa and Turn Off the Phones

While I have no sugarplum illusions that cyber activity will cease over Christmas Day (and yes, I realize that not everyone celebrates Christmas), I sincerely hope that people look forward to the 2011 New Year as a fresh opportunity to connect and re-connect with family, friends, and potential friends in a myriad of ways: Facebook, great; e-mail, quick and free; Twitter, rapid-fire updates; texting — please, not when you’re driving.

Marrying well with these communication methods are a personal note on nice stationary to a friend, an evening glass of wine with the spouse, a game of cards with a sibling, serious time with a quality book just by oneself. No phone, no Ipod, no Blackberry, no laptop, no electronics.

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Please Do Not Give Me a Stressy Bessy Doll for Christmas. I Already Own One.

If there were such thing as a Stressy Bessy doll, she would look like me. The Son and Heir says that I focus on minutiae: “Remember when we¬†vacationed on the beach and I wanted to climb those 25-foot rocks? You … Continue reading

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Where Is the Christmas Tree?

Even though the Norwegian Artist and I successfully run a business together, we have not, after 28 years of Christmas cheer, developed a business plan for acquiring the annual Christmas tree. Every year, we stumble onto a different way of … Continue reading

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