A week or so ago we had a deer walking through the green space behind our house. Based on her markings, I’m pretty sure it’s Blitzen. The reindeer must have been fattening up for their big trip tonight. I didn’t know that the reindeer also scout out the neighborhoods before Christmas. I’ve also seen Blitzen… Continue reading Reindeer?
We went to see The Last Jedi Friday afternoon; as I was watching yet another scene of the star ships bombing the resistance I got to wondering: is The Last Jedi a hero journey? I decided there are elements but not in its entirety. Then It’s a Wonderful Life just popped in my head. WHAT?… Continue reading It’s A Wonderful Life: A hero Journey
My mom’s cousin Barbara May lives in the farming country of central Illinois near where my mom most of her siblings were born. Barbara May is the daughter of my mom’s, dad’s, youngest sister. After fighting TB back in the 1920’s my grandpa and grandma left Illinois for the drier climate of New Mexico and… Continue reading Christmas in Illinois 2014: Day 3 – Visit with Barbara May
I have over 270 Christmas and Holiday songs in my library. Every year I seem to mine a new vein of artists and songs. I’ve whittled those down to a 129-song playlist of favorites. But which songs do I really, really love? If I were stuck in an elevator that played the same 10 Christmas and… Continue reading My Top 10 Christmas Songs