A Christmas Letter, 2021

Routines. Traditions. Exercises. Commitment. These sweet concepts ground me---even the thought of them. They don't scare me or worry me about impending boredom. These words make me feel comfort. They have no bearing on my spontaneity. And I think I live a little better keeping them in mind. Below I have my second ever Christmas... Continue Reading →

The Fight I Lost With Christmas

A Christmas Letter to a Friend Dear friend: You left me with two very tangible moments around the whole Christmas experience. Over a decade ago you told me your father's opinion on Christmas, but you didn't just state a sentence. You told a story and you confessed that you were surprised with your father's reflections.... Continue Reading →

It’s Christmas Time

I remember so vividly, at my first teaching job I had befriended an educational assistant. That was about 24 years ago and I couldn't even tell you her name, what she looked like or what classroom she worked in with me. I can, however, tell you that she wrote one of those Christmas letters about... Continue Reading →

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