Grandfamilies: Merry merry Christmas!

Christmas, 2009.  Christmas is a time of joy and peace and goodwill. Right? Right?  Honestly, most of us have experienced a Christmas celebration that included, at no extra cost, some snark. Some disappointment. Some ill will. And that’s just the dog. Odds are the people in your life, can, on a truly bad day, out-snark even […]

Grandfamilies: How Happy Are Your Holidays?

Christmas, 2008. L-R: Elaine, Cadence, Rachael (with beautiful hair), Ayden, Kevin, Carly.  Ah, Christmas. After a splendid dinner of prime rib roast, all your loved ones gather around a crackling fireplace, sipping hot chocolate. Auntie is at the piano, playing O Holy Night. Snow falls outside, adding to the hush of Christmastide. The tree glitters with perfectly […]

A Weary World Rejoices

[Click on the YouTube logo in the lower right corner to watch the video. Thanks.] Aretha. Telling It. Whispering  from the quiet to wish you: May all our souls feel their worth. Amen? “Now muster yourselves in troops, daughter of troops; They have laid siege against us; With a rod they will smite the judge of […]

Merry, Peaceful, Joyous Christmas!

Tomorrow I fly to Guam. Make beautiful memories this Christmas, hmm? (I’ll be back in early January . . .)   8 In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the […]

It’s Here!!!

  Okay, so I am breaking every rule of author-cool.  I’m just as thrilled as can be to announce that my Christmas story is now available.  Here’s a tiny excerpt: “Ruth?” Margot called out her mother-in-law’s name as she darted into the library, her panic rising. Clattering down the gleaming oak floors of the hallway, […]