Category Archives: holidays

A Christmas Prayer — 2014

As a Christmas gift to myself, I again vowed to take Christmas off. No writing. No work. But I did want to share a Christmas message. What to do? Well, I “borrowed” some words my wife wrote, which have become … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Give

In the spirit of thanksgiving, this week’s Five Minute Friday spins off the word GIVE. So, for the next five minutes, let’s give it shot. The timer is set, so let’s GO One of the traditions Karen and I stumbled … Continue reading

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Saturday with Santa

I spent the better part of Saturday with Santa Claus. Now, before I get pummeled with snowballs since we haven’t hit Thanksgiving yet, let me sort of explain as best I can. You see, every year around this time, I … Continue reading

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First Night … and Beyond

From this guy’s standpoint, First Night Ocean County was a huge success. But, then again, any time spent at the Jersey shore is a success. First Night Ocean County, in case you missed it, is a family-friendly event held New … Continue reading

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A Christmas Prayer

As a Christmas gift to myself, I vowed to take Christmas off. No writing. No work. But I did want to share a Christmas message. What to do? Well, I “borrowed” some words my wife wrote, which have become a … Continue reading

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Wait for Christmas Rudolph

I don’t think I’m a Scrooge and I don’t think I’m related to the Grinch. But there is one aspect about this Christmas season that causes me pause. Christmas music. I love the season. I love the lights. I love … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Reflect

I got the memo. Lisa-Jo is taking the holidays off from Five Minute Friday. A group of us who love to throw caution to the wind and just write will be back in January. But, before taking the hiatus, Lisa-Jo … Continue reading

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