I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions. In fact, I usually scoff at the very concept of suddenly making a decision to change some aspect of one’s life, especially after a night that, for many folks, involves staying up too late and losing important articles of clothing in public. The most crucial decision these people should be making is how to navigate their way to bed without ruining the carpet. But this year, […]
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Ah, the holidays. A time of age-old traditions — the ones borne of the good will and good cheer of the season, and the ones borne of that steadfast rule, “Do what the mother wants.”
That second type is why we have holiday decorations. Who decided we had to redo our houses temporarily for the season? I don’t imagine that back in ancient times, as the winter solstice descended upon the world, someone said, […]
My husband and I have a great marriage and I think it all boils down to great miscommunication. If I didn’t hear him tell me he loves me, it’s because my hearing is bad, not because he didn’t say it.
Fortunately for my husband and I, there is a benefit to the hearing loss that comes with aging. We are a great source of amusement for each other and our kids. It’s not only that we can’t hear; […]
Dear Mr. Christmas Advice Person,
I know Santa will be coming to town next week with a bag of presents for good little boys and girls. But, I haven’t been very good this year, and my folks keep telling me that instead of Christmas presents I’m going to get a “lump of coal” for Christmas.
My question is, what is a lump of coal? I haven’t been able to find coal in any of the department stores I’ve visited. […]
Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), I have once again decided to follow in that great tradition of boring everyone silly by writing a Christmas letter.
That is why I am pleased as punch (which I also drank) to present the following chronicle of the Zezima family, which includes Jerry, […]