Backstory On my sad Christmases, I would write. The keys on my computer would fly. It might be spilling all my sorrow, putting my anger into words, shouting out the injustice of my circumstance. Others shed tears to cope. Some go away, avoiding the setting of their last happy holiday. Others return to that special […]
Backstory A feature story in May was about the best possible Mother’s Day gift. We had an enthusiastic response from readers and listeners. The theory applies to Christmas gifts as well. So here’s our tip. Click to listen or follow below to read. The Gift of Your Time – #515 Christmas is such a magical […]
One of my favorite rights of Christmas is when the family gets together and remembers Christmases past. We hear from each person; whether you’ve had 8 Christmases to date or 80. There is a willing audience to hear you tell about it.
Backstory What makes up a “good Christmas,” in your book? Some of my best memories include the reaction to a very special gift I have made or arranged. You just love to see someone light up with delight at your gift. But other memories are of holidays that did not go well – and the […]
Backstory Here we go again. We find ourselves right on the front edge of the holiday season. Time to be festive, jolly and filled with the spirit of giving. Although celebrations and traditions have changed over time, the spirit of Christmas lives on. This story was written when I considered what turns on my Christmas […]
Backstory – ‘Twas the Night Surely you know the traditional Christmas poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1822. My version acknowledges the tens of thousands of grandparents who find themselves raising grandchildren. Safe to say that few expected to spend retirement years caring for young’uns. This poem is a […]