Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Monday, December 16, 2019
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Lissen here, friends, if you personally have decided to be one of those "people [who] don't talk about ['that beautiful Christmas season'] any more" that is fine by me. I won't be among you, but I won't judge you.
BUT ... If you have stopped "[using] the word 'Christmas' because it's not politically correct," and for no other reason, then you give me a call. We need to have a talk about how you can stand up for yourself without walking on someone else. It IS possible to celebrate Christmas in all its magic and wonder and beauty, and to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, without apology ... and without trampling all over the rights of another person who wants to celebrate Christmas in their own way, or not at all, or in addition to another holiday.
Let me help you figure out how it's done. I know it's possible, because I do it. There is no War on Christmas! Don't let ANYONE tell you otherwise.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Love black snakes. I know this is gonna sound weird and I don't care.
A few days ago, my neighbor found a coral snake (venomous) in their yard. Now, I know a coral snake doesn't post much of a threat to me, because I'm not going to try to handle one ... but what about the Henry-Dog?
Next morning, I was sitting outside with Henry, still stewing over keeping my pet safe. A movement caught the corner of my eye: a black snake! He had slithered into my herb garden and was pausing, head up, checking things out. Then he quietly slithered on, making another pass in front of me a few minutes later.
I instantly felt reassured.
Here's the weird part: it'd probably been a couple of years since I'd last seen a black snake in my yard. And I am not passing this off as mere coincidence. He was there to tell me everything would be all right.
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019
I'm not even remotely considering giving up festival production! But as I think about how this completely unplanned-for thing has become such a satisfying and rewarding part of my life, I'm a little less anxious about other things that life may hold for me yet.