Monthly Archives: December 2021

Christmas Past

For a bit of a change, I’ve written this story, honoring the spirits of several young boys that swore me to secrecy; they were sure their parents would not understand that they like to play with dolls as much as … Continue reading

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Christmas Comes

We dwell each day in darkness longer than light. Little by little the light returns. Still, the sun is behind the pines by one pm, so shadows grow long in the early afternoon. This time of year I’m reminded of … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of the Season

Christmas Day began with crawling out of bed to find the stocking, My sister and I would creep downstairs in the pale light while everyone else slept. My favorite Santa gifts memories were the year I got a doll that … Continue reading

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Ending One Thing, Beginning Anew

The Coming Time After The Swineherd by Eileen Ni Chuilleanain When December is almost done before New Year’s wheel has turned I’ll welcome the old ones and seta plate for them at the table. I mean to rest and begin … Continue reading

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Last of Garden First Small Snow

Gathering Supper Russian kale picked  at dusk sprinkled  with snow flakes and miso. Wine splashes onto roasted squash, all of us a little tipsy. Mushroom-filled oak logs  pop like firecrackers next to Moss Brook. From the forest floor to the skillet mushrooms … Continue reading

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