Choosing a word for 2021 (again)

Choosing a word for 2021 (again) How is it February already?? I’m one month in and I’m choosing another word for 2021. According to Punxsutawney Phil, we’re having six more weeks of winter. And why not?–2021 has started off with more than a little...

A sugar-free poem

A sugar-free Poem If you can’t have a sugar-free life, at least read this sugar-free poem. It’s time again for my sugar fast I’ve turned away from sweets at last. It happens every New Year’s Day– A resolution, you might say, To read all labels in the...

A new word for the New Year

A new word for the New Year Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.Willa Cather, On Writing: Critical Studies on Writing as an Art Every new year deserves a new word. I’ve gotten into the habit of choosing a new word every year. It sums up my...

How to keep the wonder in Christmas

How to keep the wonder in Christmas Wonder. Magic. The power of the holiday. The essence of Christmastime. How do you keep the wonder in Christmas? So hard to define and so easy to lose. Because of the lure of wonder, I always snooped in closets and under the tree...

15 things I’m thankful for in 2020

15 things I’m thankful for in 2020 It’s still 2020, but I’m thankful for 15 things (at least) I’m up early. It’s Thanksgiving, and I’ve got poultry that still hasn’t thawed and side dishes to put in the oven, and I’m regretting not having installed a...

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