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?
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”
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”
Every year in November or early December, I write a poem about Christmas. I send it out as a Christmas card to family and friends each year. Over the next 26 days, I'm going to publish one of these poems here, kind of like an Advent calendar. Hope you enjoy them. This is the very … Continue reading Christmas Poem I: “The Christmas Field”