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Twelfth Night

On Twelfth Night, while the Three Kings deliver gifts to the children of Spanish-speaking world, I will summon the strength to disassemble our family’s signs of the holiday season.  Weeks of love and labor transformed our messy home into a … Continue reading

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Heavenly Peace

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen; Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen landed safely in their stable sometime after dawn on Tuesday.  The storm of activity that filled the preceding month fueled a morning of frenzy and ceased after Christmas dinner as … Continue reading

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Fe(a)stivities

A Jewish advisee once told me his connection to his faith came foremost through food.  No matter where he roams, the food upon the Shabbat table looks and tastes the same.  He knows he has found his community whether or … Continue reading

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Miracle Enough

I have never understood Hollywood’s compulsion to remake films.  Nonetheless, it does, and I end up seeing them, if only in passing. Miracle on 34th Street is a particularly acute example of a film that should not have been remade but … Continue reading

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Labor of Love

While we work on the ABCs of Christmas (address, bake, clean), my family has ABC Family’s Christmas movie marathon running in the background.  I rarely watch a full film.  However, I caught dribs and drabs of many over the last … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

Anyone reading my blog, let alone those who know me well, realize I am an extraordinarily impatient person.  Ironic then, that I exist in the academic world, which demands I wait for nigh on everything. Stock brokers trade and triumph … Continue reading

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