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Archive for December, 2014

December 22nd, 2014 by

The Great King Family Gingerbread House Throwdown

I googled the word tradition. Among its definitions are descriptors like generations, long-standing, and customary. Can generations consist of merely the living or must it include deceased ancestors as well? How long is long-standing? How many times must an act be performed before it’s considered customary? What do we call an act that is immediately […]

December 20th, 2014 by

Searching for the Baby Jesus

I laugh at the Baby Jesus every year when we pull the Christmas decorations out of the attic. We have an old popcorn tin full of Christmas toys. We have a Charlie Brown set with his little tree. We have all the characters from Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, including the misfit toys and Chuck’s favorite, […]

December 11th, 2014 by

Coran’s Ears, Chapter 2

Chapter One Chapter Two “Oh, Celeste, it was a wonderful day. I am so glad I could be a part of it!” Viney hired a friend to drive Coran, his mommy Nicole, and herself to the Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf that morning. They left Hamilton Mountain at 6 am. They drove down […]

December 8th, 2014 by

My Aubie Christmas Card Story

It’s been over a decade. My feelings have somewhat recovered, and my embarrassment has abated a bit. I love a good story, even if it’s at my own expense, so I’ll tell you exactly what happened. Back in 2004, one of our local boys was a Friend of Aubie at Auburn University. One Saturday that […]

December 5th, 2014 by

In the Meantime

Read a good book. Go to the library and check out a hard-backed copy. Smell the pages. Listen to the plastic covering crinkle. Read The Good Book. Start with James, and don’t skip over the part about the tongue. Drive in the country. Walk in the park. Rock a baby. Sing “Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog.” […]