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Christmas Spirit Old and New

Charles Dickens is credited with saving Christmas from, if not oblivion, then severe neglect and obsurity. He didn’t do it single handedly, however. Queen Victoria’s own husband, Prince Albert, brought the German custom of decorating Christmas trees to England, for … Continue reading

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The Cold and the Dark – Part One

We are entering the slow half of the year. The wind blows cold through the naked branches of trees whose life has retreated to the roots. The brown husks that remain of summer’s green scratch across the sidewalks in that cold … Continue reading

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Another year gone, another approaching

    I will not be sad to see the back of 2014. It was not a great year. They say that about wine, not a great year, not even a good year. For me 2014 was just vinegar. I … Continue reading

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