"It's like taking a nap on that little rug when you were in kindergarten."

7 Strange, But True, Christmas Albums

Christmas albums are a great way for “artists” to connect with their fans beyond their regular music. Who doesn’t want to hear that David Bowie and Bing Crosby version of The Little Drummer Boy? I, for one, enjoy that now-standard Christmas song. But, boy-oh-boy, set down your glass of milk before you get a glimpse […]

Christmas, Family, Extended Stay, and Rigid Flexibility

It’s Christmas time, and that means reflecting on family, friends, and the true reason for Christmas. In my mind, and without any intent to be blasphemous, I must go back to my Catholic upbringing and make a confession: “It has been more than one month since my last blog post …” Often as we approach […]

Thanksgiving, Kids, and Counting Pumpkin Calories

Thanksgiving … it is one of the great American holidays, and its activities are excellent sources of alliteration: Food, football, festivities, friends and family (at your own risk, in some cases). For me, I’m very grateful, even thankful, for the many blessings received throughout the year – wonderful people whose paths have crossed mine, the […]

December Birthday, Christmas, and Cate

It’s 3:53 am, and little puppy Duke is lying at my feet wondering why we aren’t going back to bed after he went outside. Doesn’t he know what day it is? It’s December 23rd – the birthday of my lovely bride, Cate (also his human momma). I think he’s just thinking, “There he goes again, […]

From Christmas to Festivus

My wish to my fellow bloggers is that this season is a time of rest and relationship, with those you love and who love you. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus (the fictitious event from the show Seinfeld) :), or no particular holiday; take the time for compassion, grace, joy, and forgiveness during this […]

%%POSTLINK%% is a post from: mj monaghan