Arrival

Arrival

Many, many years ago, long before I got married or Phillip was born, I made an advent calendar. It was made of felt, in the shape of Santa Claus. On his big, triangle-shaped belly were 24 little pockets. Each one held a felt Christmas ornament, which I also made....
Gobble, Gobble

Gobble, Gobble

It’s that time of the year, Thanksgiving Eve, and I’m watching my traditional “Thanksgiving” movie, Home for the Holidays. Good sound track, great cast. Funny, sad, poignant. Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Robert Downey Jr....
Customs and Choices

Customs and Choices

The other night, I went to a new wine tasting group for the first time. When I arrived, there were two women sitting at a long table. I sat down next to the younger one, and she immediately stuck out her hand in greeting. A long time ago, back in my youth, someone,...

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