Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

5 Things for Friday: Best Gifts of Holidays Past

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My friend Will asked, “What is the nicest thing that someone has done for you during the holidays?”


Do You Have Holiday Stress? Come Sit By Me


I am going to have a happy holiday. Really. And I’d like to invite you to join me.


The Last Christmas

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Do not wish for sun, for this may be the last snow. Do not wish for spring, for this may be the last winter. Spring will come soon enough, But this could be the last Christmas. I typed those lines as we drove from Bettendorf to Grundy Center last weekend, from my father’s house to […]


What Will We Do When We Have All The Stuff?

for the person who has everything

My 12-year old son wants nothing for Christmas. Well, he wants a few things: a gift card maybe to Barnes & Noble or GameStop, although he has plenty of money in his savings account to buy books and games; a new bike, although he is happy riding the one he has; new shoes, and this […]


Closing Time

Today is the last day of school for the kids before their Christmas break, that glorious in limbo time when reality seems to stop for a weeks.  No alarm clocks. No homework. No scheduled lunches and tests. It’s been a while since I was in school myself, but I can’t help but feel that I’m […]