The Advent of Reading

December is upon us! This means Christmas, which also means advent calendars. The countdown to Christmas is all anticipation, even as someone who no longer expects to get any gifts. In our household, we have a slightly different Advent Calendar. It was something that my wife started. I am not 100% certain if this was …

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Oh Thanksgiving, where’d you go?

It happened already. Since Halloween really. Stores looked as though Christmas had invaded. Even a local radio station here in Chicago switched over to all-Xmas formatting a week after Halloween. Now with only 2 days left until Thanksgiving, I feel that I am already finished with Christmas. And that’s a shame. Growing up I loved …

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