Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Christmas Vision

“I don’t know if you believe in Christmas, or if you have presents underneath the Christmas tree. But if you believe in love, that will be more than enough for you to come and celebrate with me. … And if … Continue reading

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If I’m exercising these days in a non-transportation capacity, it’s likely that if I’m not on a bike, I’m on a yoga mat. In the beginning, I was skeptical about yoga. My first yoga class was about fifteen years ago … Continue reading

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When friends come to call, it’s the happiest season of all

Holiday parties run in both my biological and “adopted” family. My parents threw a Christmas brunch every year, with multiple types of soups and quiches. Chris’s family has a group of friends that they share Christmas Eve with, rotating the … Continue reading

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A Guide to Food Bank Giving

During the holidays, many people are thinking of ways to give back to their local community. While they prepare Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, they reflect on those who don’t have enough to eat and decide that they would like to … Continue reading

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Good Gardens Make Good Neighbors

Last weekend, I finally collected enough leaves to prepare my garden for winter. Unlike my last experience, this one turned out to be quite pleasant and even build a bit of neighborhood rapport. Although my lawn is lacking in leaves, … Continue reading

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