Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy New Year, a Postcard

Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion. It has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration. ~Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese poet

(Thank you, 2012, for your abundant gifts. You gave …

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New Year’s, with Bubbly, Gougères, and other Nice Nibbles

Are you in, or are you out, on New Year’s Eve? I like a little of both, having some bubbly and an app at home, then out for a while, and ideally back in before the clock strikes midnight, safe …

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Postcard from Up North, Merry Christmas to you

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace. ~ Romans 15

(Norman Rockwell scene, Harbor Springs. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,and Joy to the World.)…

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A Christmas Eve Menu, with ideas and tips

Somewhere along the line, our Christmas feast shifted from Christmas day to Christmas Eve. Our Eve used to be the seven of us, along with Sitto, Aunt Hilda and everyone’s favorite cousin, Alberta. Hilda liked a screwdriver to kick off …

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Postcard from Up North, A Moment of Silence

He who learns must suffer;
and even in our sleep
pain that cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart,
and in our own despair,
against our will,
comes wisdom
by the awful grace of God. ~Aeschylus

(In …

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