Franny returns to her apartment for a Christmas chat with her family, as she recalls what brought her to Pine Street in the first place.
Louise considers the call to "choose rightly," as she misses her sister desperately.
Leo calls his parents, in our fifth holiday gathering of 2020.
Our fourth virtual gathering of the 2020 holiday season: After chatting with his father, David helps Sasha connect with hers.
Our third gathering: Douglas checks in with David, and his own thoughts about fatherhood.
We visit the second gathering for our Pine Street friends: Kassandra calls home.
Celebrate well, be well, love others, and yourself.
Here's my second favorite Christmas song - from one of my long-time favorite singer-songwriter-guitarists, Chris Rea. (My blog's tag line, "every day good luck comes in the strangest of ways," is from one of his tunes.) Joys of Christmas, Northern Style shows off Rea's screamin' slide guitar. And, it paints a portrait of a community … Continue reading Counting Down Three Favorite Christmas Songs: Number 2
If you are a wee bit weary of the usual holiday tunes, these are for you. Throughout the day today I'll post three of my favorite Christmas songs that do not involve holly, reindeer, or tinsel. Here's the first - recently discovered. A favorite of Neil Gaiman's, who shared this on his blog page. I must … Continue reading Counting Down Three Favorite Christmas Songs: Number 3
Yes, it's a cookie recipe. But let me tell you: everyone who has tried one of these cookies has been stricken with a look of sheer joy. The kind that almost takes you out of your body. Especially if eaten right out of the oven, as hot as your mouth can tolerate. The story behind … Continue reading Joy to your mouth!