The Beautiful Christmas Tree

Once upon a time, on a tree farm not so far away, there was a very beautiful Christmas tree. She grew alongside many rows of pines, firs, and spruce, some of whom were quite pleasing to look at, but she was the loveliest tree of them all, and she knew it. The tree farmer, a…

Blah Humbug? 

Hey, you!- the one trying to escape the pervasive sadness that sits like a wet blanket over you as you numbly go through the motions this holiday season- You want to feel warm and fuzzy, but you just don’t know how- I’m right there with you, friend.  I don’t know why you’re down. For me,…

A Christmas Wish For You

Would you still like Santa if he got drunk every now and then and pushed Mrs. Claus around? What if he had a gambling problem and there were bookies dressed as elves waiting to shake him down? Or how about if he was a compulsive liar and a chain smoker? You probably wouldn’t wait in…

In The Mood

You know that warm, tingly feeling? That glow that seems to settle over the room and make everything magical and lovely? You know what I’m talking about. The Christmas Spirit. Sometimes you got it, sometime you don’t. I’m not there yet. I think once you become an “adult” you lose some of the magic. There’s…

Christmas Jones

I shared a joke with a homeless man yesterday. My window was open (can you believe this weather?) as I pulled up next to the bus stop by the sketchy McDonald’s. There are always homeless people at this intersection, so it’s easy to just pass them by because if I gave them money every day…

For the Love of Christmas

This holiday season I find myself looking back over 2015. I had so many great plans to get in shape, get out of debt, and get working on my book. Sometimes progress is so slow it seems like you’re moving backwards. I did lose ten pounds but then someone decided to take me on vacation…

Christians and Coffee

Dear Starbucks, I will probably not be coming to visit you again this year. It’s not because you have red cups. Why would it be? You are a coffee business and it’s totally cool if that’s what you’re doing this year. It’s because you’re freaking expensive. But I still love you. Ang There are about…