christmas

Things I want for Christmas

I’ve been having thoughts along these lines, and after I read this post (thanks for the link, merlin!) I nodded and said, “this.”

What I Want for Christmas: Not a Damn Thing

[many good statements snipped]

Solstice stories: the agnostic's Christmas letter

Every year on Christmas Eve I look for a way to express love.  For years I felt, as the non-religious sort, the true import of this holiday was a bit lost on me, but continued celebrating in my own way.

domesticat.net now chronicles fully a quarter of my existence on this earth, and combining that with a search function often serves to bring the arc of my life into clearer, simpler focus.

Solstice stories: this American life

My smile blossomed at ten after four, when he walked in the door, unexpected, early.  I had commented to Adam online a bit earlier that there was something calm and perfect about the afternoon: the raging storm; the slanted lamplight across my laptop; the soft sound of snoring, geriatric cats.  Suddenly, it was better.

Jeff smiled as he put his bag down and said, “Stacy sent us all home.”  He put down his string bag of water bottle, lunch remnants, and snacks; he took his place on the other couch and I paused from debugging.

Beats postage

As close as you’ll get to a Christmas card from us this year:

Why gamers shouldn't run Christmas

Why geeks like us shouldn’t be allowed to manage holiday festivities:

(HT to Adam)

Life's rich pageant, &c.

I board a plane for the Beer and Cheese Tour of Seattle at six a.m. next Thursday.

(Have you guys noticed over the past few years that every trip, project, etc. always seems to get a title after it’s been in my life a while? By naming it, I bring it into existence. Or something.)

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