“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier’…” — Alfred Lord Tennyson. The theme of my New Year’s Resolutions this year will be “it will be happier.” Not that 2019 was an unhappy year, in fact it was a very good year, but there is nothing wrong with hoping…

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… loving kindness, warm hearts, and the stretched out hand of tolerance. All the shining gifts that make peace on earth.  — David Niven, The Bishop’s Wife. At least once a Christmas season, Suzy and I sit down to watch The Bishop’s Wife. For the few of you who never watched it, Niven who plays the Bishop ends…

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My father had a wonderful habit that I adopted on this day. After dinner and we kids had gone to our rooms to read and fall off to sleep he would pour himself a cup of coffee and go sit in the living room and watch the Christmas tree. He may sit for at least…

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It is bright winter day here in Charlotte. A nutty guy is jogging out my window without a shirt. The local classical radio station is playing classical Christmas music, and I even went to the Mall, albeit it when it was just opening before the crowds arrived. Going to the Lego’s store brings out the…

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We can see the Spirit made visible when people are kind to one another, especially when its a really busy person, like you, taking care of a needy, annoying, neurotic person, like you. — Anne Lamott I love Anne Lamott and the above is one of my favorites. I don’t know about you but this year’s advent…

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