Category Archives: Holidays

Chasing Walnuts

Halloween used to be a fun way to celebrate the Fall season.  Now somehow it is the Ready-Set-Go kick off to the holiday season. Facebook is full of “60 (or fewer) Days Until Christmas” count downs. The media is warning … Continue reading

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Aren’t They All Special?

I’m pretty ambivalent about non-holiday special days and months.  I’m not sure why we need one particular day each year to remember to love and respect our mothers, our fathers, our dogs… shouldn’t those be every day?  And then there’s … Continue reading

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One of Many Firsts

I started my day today feeling a bit off, a little sad.  After all, it was the first holiday, the first Easter, since my older brother passed.  I woke up keenly aware that today there was no Easter basket for … Continue reading

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Santa’s Mixed Bag

It is just over a week until Christmas.  Like most R.W.’s, I’ve been hurtling towards the big day on Warp 10 Overdrive for several weeks.  I haven’t had any available time to write, and for someone who finds sanity in … Continue reading

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In Celebration of… Appetites

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes.  Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”  – Erma Bombeck Lo and Behold, in the blink of an eye, the holidays are upon us once again.  … Continue reading

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Resolving to be Realistic

A friend sent me a card some time ago that showed a woman standing at a store counter, a sign hanging above her that read Exchanges. She was requesting an exchange to get her old body back. I can totally … Continue reading

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It Came, Just the Same

Well, my dear R.W. friends, we are in the home stretch. Christmas is just a few days away, which means all of our frenetic warp-10 level preparations must soon come to an end. We know the holiday is almost here, … Continue reading

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