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Last night, I was reading a book. Curled up on the big leather chair. Trying to read and not get in bed before 7:00 p.m. It is harder than you think in these times of darkness and cold. Anyway, I … Continue reading

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Holiday Discrepancies

My son is a week before Christmas baby. We try to keep it separate and I am really good at that, I think. He will be turning 13 in a week or so. A big birthday. He has dictated to … Continue reading

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Mele Kalikimaka

Christmas celebrating started as it always does with an extremely large Hawaiian family get-together in Kahaluu on Christmas Eve. This get together is populated with my significant others’ relations from his father’s side. His Dad has six living siblings who … Continue reading

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Finding the Spirit

I have to admit to feeling rather scrooge like up until last weekend when we got our Christmas tree. Due to the lateness in even looking for a tree in town, I was pretty certain that at some point I … Continue reading

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Holiday Denial

Here in Hawaii, they ship the Christmas trees in. Well, let me rephrase that. They ship in the pine trees, the ones that smell like Christmas. We have a local variety Norfolk pine that grows tall and thin and doesn’t … Continue reading

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