Category Archives: Christmas

White Christmas

The idea of a white Christmas is immortalized in song and the idea is often expressed by my students–including those who lived in climates where a white Christmas would have been a sign of the impending apocalypse. It has never … Continue reading

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An Early Christmas Present to Myself

First and foremost, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to anyone celebrating anything. If you’re not celebrating anything or because of Covid you are not in the mood to celebrate anything, all I can say is that we are here for … Continue reading

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Rummaging in Boxes

I have always been a person who likes to rummage. I like rummaging through garage sales, flea markets, and the like.  I probably should be one of the hosts of Canadian Pickers–except that I think the whole thing is probably … Continue reading

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The Cat Upstages Christmas Dinner

So we did the Turkey thing at my place for a select group: my Mom, my Aunt, and my girlfriend.  Obviously, I was there too.  I can’t call it the full on Turkey thing because we didn’t have to stuff … Continue reading

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Waking up on the 25th

For those that celebrate, whether it be for religious or commercial reasons, or if it is just something you’ve always done, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas.  I am not great on checking the calendar, but for … Continue reading

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Watching the Panic

With my shopping done, and, in fact, most of the gifts already opened by my family and loved ones, my mission to find the last stocking stuffer was a pretty simple one. My mother loves Japanese Milky candies and the … Continue reading

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Christmas Three Days Early

Owing to a typical family situation, it isn’t possible for everyone to gather in one place on Christmas day. Families have branches and extensions and some broken branches.  The world is a hectic place and traffic has only gotten worse. … Continue reading

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Somewhat Spur of the Moment

Getting together with my best friends is something that could take a bit of planning. Schedules conflict and priorities are…..well, priorities.  Luckily enough, yesterday the planets aligned and we were able to meet with very little trouble and it was … Continue reading

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Misfits’ Christmas

The coworkers that I like and I found ourselves with a few extra moments to gab yesterday. This doesn’t happen much because our schedules are not synched together very well.  Also, since the start of the union drive and subsequent … Continue reading

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Something in the Air

Although I have written a few positive posts about my commute, I have written a lot more grouchy posts. Maybe it is the nature of commuting.  Whenever anyone asks me about my commute at work, I answer that it isn’t … Continue reading

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