Grinch

At my place of employment, I have earned the reputation of being a bit of a Grinch around this time of year. I'm not a "holiday spirit" person. I'll wear ugly sweaters and watch the old stop-motion TV movie specials, like Rudolph or Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey, but that's about it. Over the last... Continue Reading →

Bursting in Air

I have never been an outwardly patriotic person. I don't wear flag tees, I don't have an American flag banner displayed outside my house, I don't sing along to the national anthem at sporting events, and I stood during, but didn't recite, the pledge of allegiance during junior high and high school. That doesn't mean... Continue Reading →

There’s something about…

...Popcorn. Apparently, January 19th is National Popcorn Day. Everything gets a holiday, it seems. Admittedly, I'm not the biggest popcorn fan in the world (and kettle corn is an abomination), but I'll give credit where credit is due... popcorn is the ultimate movie theater snack. Besides M&Ms. I'm also really tempted, every time I go... Continue Reading →

It Feels Like Christmas

When I think of Christmas, I think of the candlelight services at church on the 24th, with friends and family coming together to celebrate in the birth of Christ. The Christmas hymns, the haunting thrum of the organ and sailing voices of the choir. Over a hundred tiny candles glowing valiantly through the darkness as... Continue Reading →

Worth 1000 Words #11: In the Bleak Midwinter

*I will only be making Friday posts for the month of December. Regular Monday and Friday posting will resume in January.* Now that December has blustered into my neck of the woods, bringing cold winds, the scent of pine, and absolutely ridiculous inflatable holiday decorations adorning the yards of my neighbors, I have a confession... Continue Reading →

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