It's mid-morning on December 25. My kids have opened their presents, and they're happily playing with new toys. We're expecting extended family to arrive in a little while. It's a lull in the excitement and the busyness of this queen of all holidays. And I'm thinking about the "true meaning of Christmas." I've been inspired … Continue reading Does Christmas Have a Meaning Anymore?
Christmas Poem III: “A Feeling of Love and Utter Joy”
Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 1994, when I was a sophomore in college. I remember … Continue reading Christmas Poem III: “A Feeling of Love and Utter Joy”
Christmas Poem II: “This Peculiar Day”
Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and send it out as a Christmas card to friends and family. In this "Advent Calendar," I'm publishing one of my Christmas poems a day, from now until Christmas Day. This is my second one, from 1993. It only happens once a year On this peculiar day … Continue reading Christmas Poem II: “This Peculiar Day”