Tag Archives: Christmas

Angels, late December, 2015

A resigned face settled into for the post-Christmas season still pretty despite looks into the distance. I don’t know her troubles or anything else about her as she leaves with her kids. And here I sit alone wondering yearning about … Continue reading

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Boxing Day

And in the red corner, behind the tree, is a stack of packaging going to the ceiling a sure sign from above of our desperate attempts to show our love. But when my son’s remote wookie thingy whips back there … Continue reading

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Signs are Everywhere

Another defenseless spruce has been axed, my poor credit cards, magnetically maxed, very long nights, cold. Yet something’s amiss. Signs unclear. Though sad, it must be Christmas. And how shall I celebrate Yule tide? Um. Rum balls, eggnog, check. Or … Continue reading

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Best Christmas Albums

Bruce Cockburn‘s Christmas.  This is the perfect album for Christmas time balancing traditional songs in Bruce’s own arrangements with very interesting songs including Iesus Ahatonnia which is The Huron Carol done in as close to the aboriginal lyrics as possible … Continue reading

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Season’s Wishes

I’m not a fan of those year end messages people send cataloguing a grocery list of everything they’ve done over the year but I still feel a definite need to sermonize so I wrote up the following: Our wish is … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

The day started off right for me sitting in the pews of the Church of Our Lady for midnight mass with my two boys. The girls were up in the choir loft singing their hearts out and competing joyously with … Continue reading

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The Holiday Malaise

A nice long holiday is always a welcome thing, right?  Well that’s not always true.  Full freedom can lead to sloth, rocking of the ‘family emotion’ boat and scary dreams. A case in point.  This morning I dreamt I was … Continue reading

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