Christmas

Snow

Okay, this falls into the “so insignificant you probably shouldn’t waste time reading it” category, but an amazing thing has happened this year: it feels like Christmas!  And the only thing that has changed (other than my job, the state in which I live, the house in which I live, […]

Reindeer Flu

Any unexpected December illness in our household growing up was referred to as reindeer flu… and I’ve got it.  Complete physical meltdown over the past 72 hours.  Fever, chills, explosive expulsions out every orifice, aches, pains, moaning, cough, congestion… you name it, I got it.  Now I am sitting in […]

Claus-trophobia

I noted with some fascination the annual terrorizing of little children by a loud, aggressive man in a red and white suit.  (yes, I mean Santa Claus)  This wonderful, jolly, happy icon of Christmas is supposedly the sweetest mythical human being on the face of the planet, yet many children are […]

The Warp on Christmas

I have been following this year’s edition of the so-called “war on Christmas” with a mix of amusement and incredulity.  Apart from Fox news and a few conservative-fundamentalist TV stations, I’m not hearing too much about it, but what I do hear and see boggles the imagination.  My favorite this […]