Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Way Back to Christmas Present

He appeared out of nowhere, forcing the scroogey couple to stop their car at the intersection of Christmas Past and Yet to Come. A jolly giant of a fellow with dark brown curls, he wore a green fur-lined robe and … Continue reading

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Grandma K’s Christmas Eve Pierogies

She’s been gone for too many years now, still how can I forget? The crackle of the frying pan, the heady scent of brown butter and caramelized onions. There she stands at the kitchen counter—shoulders hunched in concentration, her pretty … Continue reading

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Ode to Transformation

I have always taken a quiet comfort in the changing of the seasons. Even in times of deep despair, there is hope in the certainty that the landscape, now slipping into its winter torpor, will one day reawaken. There is … Continue reading

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