Category Archives: Christmas

Too-rah loo-rah loo-rah

A week ago Thursday, St. Patrick’s Day, I observed an odd but interesting sight.  As I trudged to my car, not fully awake and tempted to crawl back into bed,  I saw a Christmas tree standing next to the trash … Continue reading

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Strike Up the Band

Happy New Year To All!!! Yes, I’m a day late, but I’m here and hoping 2011 is much better than the past year.  I hope you have a little extra pocket money, treat yourself to something special every once and … Continue reading

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No Strings Attached

I want to give you something.  A free gift.  No strings attached. Why is it that people are so concerned about giving “the perfect gift” at Christmas?  They frantically run from store to store, trying to find the one gift … Continue reading

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Call Me And We’ll Do…Whatever

I am happy to announce that last night was my final night of taking Christmas phone orders.  I haven’t spent much down time in my apartment over the past five weeks. My apartment resembles a Haitian refugee camp – piles … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Seem That Long Ago

The countdown has begun.  In nine days I will become an Official Middle-Aged Head.  The Big 5-0.  Half a century.  The beginning of the rest of my life –that sounds SO much like a Hallmark greeting card.  You get the … Continue reading

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Ring In The New

I am so glad Christmas is over.  Not the holiday but all the ramped-up, amped-up, high stress activity before the holiday. I had the best Christmas Day ever. My trip to Massachusetts to see my sister was a success.  My … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Y’all

Merry Christmas one and all.  My name is Brad. (Hi, Brad) I am a Middle-Aged Head. We never made it to church.  My Daughter was late getting out of work.  That would’ve given us less than 1/2-hour to eat & open … Continue reading

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Taking It On The Road

I’ve been given a wonderful gift by a co-worker. Yesterday, my co-workers and I had a pow-wow to determine what time we were coming in on Christmas.  I’ll be there at 4:30am. Afterward, one of the warehouse pickers came to … Continue reading

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Holiday Miracle

I got a birthday gift from My Love. She sent me a book on creative writing, some pens, tablets of paper and my favorite Cadbury chocolate.  Inside the birthday card, she encouraged me to keep writing, to follow my passion.  … Continue reading

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And Then There Was Life

“Doctor Stretch.  Doctor James Stretch.  You are wanted in the delivery room.” It was a snowy mid-December afternoon when the young woman, barely out of her teens, went into labor. The forecast for the Conneecticut River Valley was for light snow most of … Continue reading

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