Long Lay The World

Every Christmas season I generally approach with equal portions joy, holiday spirit, stress, and disappointment.  The first two explain themselves; the latter two are more related to the gift ritual and unfortunate embedding of an allegedly snowy holiday during a time of year where snow is relatively rare. This year things mostly still smack of…

Take a Cup of Kindness Yet

When I was a kid I had this really weird thing for maybe 3-4 years where I would cry every New Year’s Eve.  I’d be so bummed that the old year had gone and afraid that the next year would never be as good as the last.  I’m sure it confused the hell out of my…

Listening For the Bells

1:27 AM: The Christmas season is well and truly upon us, and we are 12 days from Christmas Day itself.  So caught up am I in the holiday meaning that I’m unable to sleep.  Knowing full well that I have to work early tomorrow morning, I’m turning to the solace of a computer keyboard. I…

There’s Snow Time Like The Present

By the time the game was finished on Sunday, even the most stubborn of pessimist fans couldn’t deny that it felt damn good to watch the Chicago Bears lay a beating on somebody. The San Francisco 49ers were by no means a worthy adversary.  Their effort waned with great frequency, abandoned fully by late in…

A Few Winter Thoughts

I’m a huge winter fan.  Mostly. Don’t get me wrong, summer is cool in its own way.  I love the storms, the hot rain, the numerous opportunities to wear cargo shorts, etc.  Vacations are usually alright (usually…), but ultimately?  Not my thing. The best time of the year is when the leaves change colors &…