Posts tagged "Family"

Favorite Christmas Traditions

Favorite Christmas Traditions
As I was sealing our gift for my brother and his wife in an envelope just now, I got to thinking about how this particular gift has become one of my favorite Christmas traditions. Two years ago a Christmas miracle happened. John and I bought a restaurant gift certificate for my brother and sister-in-law. They’re... Read more »

Thanksgiving 101: Talking politics at the table

Thanksgiving 101: Talking politics at the table
Everyone knows it’s Bad Idea Jeans to discuss politics at dinner, especially holiday dinner, because, when your guests are people with whom the only thing you have in common is DNA, things have a tendency to GET MESSY. The problem is, politics are on everyone’s mind right now. The world is going to Hell in... Read more »

I was stuck inside a house for three days with my entire family and NO INTERNET

I was stuck inside a house for three days with my entire family and NO INTERNET
And it was wonderful. I am always “on”, always “working,” always “plugged in.” On the weekends, I’m writing and keeping up with what Very Important nonsense is happening on the internet. Same goes for nap time and lunch time and “John putting the kids to bed time.” Maybe it’s a sickness. Maybe I feel like... Read more »
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Televangelism - Which TV Show Turns You Into a Religious Zealot?

Televangelism - Which TV Show Turns You Into a Religious Zealot?
Sunday afternoon. John and I innocently invite my mom and dad over for a simple BBQ. No big deal. We eat our burgers and our brats and my corn/zucchini salad and my “baked” beans that aren’t all watery like last time. And as we sit around digesting, the topic of TV comes up. And then... Read more »