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Holiday Music for the Melancholy Soul

Holiday Music for the Melancholy Soul

Winter Wonderland and Happy Place Late November every year, the hunt is on for that box in garage, basement or attic, that holds the music of the season. (Dating myself here, but most of mine is on CD.) My mother did this, too. In my vivid childhood memory, the...
Body Count: Mary Had a Baby

Body Count: Mary Had a Baby

It’s just baby toes. I look at the blurry black and white photograph of an infant’s feet and guess that I’m supposed to feel warm and fuzzy. At the sight of those little piggies, I am expected to slip into baby talk, gushing over chubby toesie...

When Christmas Begins

A Jesus Story? from Luke 2:1-7 ?In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph...