I keep meaning to send out a Christmas newsletter…

Really, I do.  But as pure and passioned as my intentions are, it never does happen.  I don’t think I’ve sent out Christmas cards–much less a newsletter–out since 2002.  And the other nail in the coffin is that I probably couldn’t; after all, I’m connected with most people via Facebook or email and I just … More I keep meaning to send out a Christmas newsletter…

It’s the most blunder-full time of the year :)

This Christmas Thingy?  Yeah, it isn’t quite as easy as it looks.  At least, not in my dimension.  It’s fun (!), it’s just also chock-full of potholes. First there’s the whole gift-giving thing, and the etiquette that goes along with it.  The pressure of matching the caliber of gifts, without knowing what people are going … More It’s the most blunder-full time of the year 🙂

Putting the ‘Jesus H Christ’ back in ‘Christmas’ – Traffic edition

Today’s post is brought to you by the previous one to two weeks in which simply conducting our normal daily routine was arduous and time-consuming, especially in reference to getting from Point A to Point B. This is because everyone and their dog in San Antonio has relatives in every part of the country (and … More Putting the ‘Jesus H Christ’ back in ‘Christmas’ – Traffic edition

Christmas isn’t so bad if you avoid the malls and mute the commercials

Seriously, it’s not.  You can revive Christmas into that fun, magical, nostalgic, excitatory-yet-low-key holiday that it used to be; you just have to work a little harder at it. Every so often the Ghost of Christmas Past comes back to haunt me, a harmless and pleasant experience.  I remember the late afternoons, pitch-dark save for … More Christmas isn’t so bad if you avoid the malls and mute the commercials

Sanity Claus

Hi honey, I’m home! Well, as homey as Dallas can be, anyway. It was a spectacular holiday, if for no other reason than it’s the holiday that in all possibility should never have happened.  A split second here, a seat belt there, but who’s counting?  The fact is, we all gathered in south-central Texas for … More Sanity Claus