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Christmas Archives

Happy Christmas Eve to you! Cooking, baking, visiting, listening, erranding and (hopefully) relaxing are the priority today, so I thought I’d give you a touch of Christmas past. It’s interesting to see how this week has changed for me over … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

As is the custom among my people, allow me to wish you a Merry Christmas! If you do not celebrate Christmas in one of its current incarnations, I hope your own holidays, if you observe them, have been/will be wonderful, … Continue reading

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A Little Warmth

I have to step back for a minute and pretend it’s summer. For the most part, I feel like I’ve been doing really well this year – not being too much of a grinch, hating on the snow or dreading … Continue reading

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Have a Holly, Jolly Birthday!

I was due to be born on December 20, 1980. I was, in fact, born on December 10, 1980, right in the middle of my parents’ move to their newly built home. My feeling is that I dodged a nearing … Continue reading

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From My Family to Yours…

Another Christmas here and gone. Except in my family, most of the parties are yet to come. With the deaths, births and marriages of the past couple decades, the Reilly, Borst, Mitchell and Barnes clans have had to rearrange our … Continue reading

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“Don We Now” the Holiday Game Face

I certainly do my share of holiday grinching. I make it no secret that this time of year drives me a little bit crazy, what with the get together scheduling, making sure to see those home for a few days, … Continue reading

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To My Ancestors: A Little Modern Grinching

My Dear Dead Relatives, Why, oh why did you ever choose to settle in Michigan? Why did you select this region of unreliable summers, and predictably drawn-out winters?

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