Welcoming Advent, with arms wide open

(This post was originally published in 2013 and appears here with minor revisions.) I look forward to Advent every year. I actually look forward to rummaging through the candle drawer for the little purple votives (and I know there’s a pink in there somewhere). I like putting a purple-beribboned wreath on the front door, even… Read More Welcoming Advent, with arms wide open

NH life-issue bills take shape: Pick of the web, 12/27/13

I hope your Christmas Day was the beginning of a season of blessings! WMUR’s Political Scoop for December 20 took note of Rep. Leon Rideout’s fetal homicide bill, HB 1503. The text is here. Rideout has been joined by five co-sponsors for this effort. Rep. Kathleen Souza and nine co-sponsors are introducing HB 1501, the Women’s Health Protection… Read More NH life-issue bills take shape: Pick of the web, 12/27/13

How I learned the truth about Santa (& wasn’t traumatized for life)

I’ve heard of parents who have trouble explaining Santa Claus to their kids. My parents called on the United States Navy to do the job. I grew up in south Florida, so part of the Santa Claus legend always sounded a little off to me. Our house didn’t look anything like the ones in Santa-themed… Read More How I learned the truth about Santa (& wasn’t traumatized for life)

Hello, Advent. I’ve missed you.

I look forward to Advent every year. I actually look forward to rummaging through the candle drawer for the little purple votives (and I know there’s a pink in there somewhere). I like putting a purple-beribboned wreath on the front door, even when it’s a premade bow from the craft store tacked on to artificial… Read More Hello, Advent. I’ve missed you.