Tag Archives: Christmas

the un-thief: a Christmas story

After being robbed himself, the thief finally saw how he’d caused so many people so much pain… Thus, from that moment forward, he decided to be the un-thief. As the un-thief, he returned to all those houses he’d burglarized.  Entering … Continue reading

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diamonds in the rough

After careful consideration, I’ve concluded it’s best to adopt this simple belief: Life is rough. Not just for you and me, but for everyone. And I mean, everyone.  People of all hues and all walks of life– …for the white-collar … Continue reading

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holiday season balancing act

  While watching the “video” above, you may wonder… Where’s the new mythology in all those silly cartoons? Well, I think one function of any religion/mythology is to help us create balance… And during the Winter Solstice—the darkest time of … Continue reading

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three ways of celebration

I’m not a Pagan…I’m not a Christian… …I’m not much of a partier… Yet during this Solstice season, I’ve become a bit of all three: I’m enjoying the deep mystery of darkness, as any good Pagan would—a mystery that speaks … Continue reading

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a Godfather Thanksgiving

  This week, I told my Romanian friend about some of our strange Thanksgiving Day traditions… …about how we stuff ourselves with turkey and watch football and The Godfather movie marathon on TV. Well, Thanksgiving is about “family” and I … Continue reading

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Non-Christian Nativity

  This non-Christian actually enjoys the nativity scene… When I see the baby Jesus in the manger, I see new light shining forth from the darkest dark… I see new life at a time when so much of the world … Continue reading

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Embracing the Krampus

  I’m feeling more Krampus than Kringle this Christmas. For those unfamiliar with the Krampus legend of Alpine Europe… Krampus is scraggily beast with cloven hooves, horns on its head, and a long demonic tongue. A counterpart to Santa Claus, … Continue reading

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