Monthly Archives: December 2010

FOR new lang syne

I’m not exactly sure when New Year’s Eve lost its luster. For years I chased its specter, determined to achieve that perfect, once-in-a-lifetime moment it seemed like everyone else was having. The clock struck midnight. Perfect fun. The perfect kiss. The … Continue reading

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FOCUS

My thoughts have turned inward as this busy season evolves from Christmas, now behind us, to the promise of a new year. Yet I won’t be lining up resolutions in the usual sense as all eyes turn to Times Square. … Continue reading

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FELICITATIONS

It’s hard to believe we are already turning the page on another milestone in this season of good cheer. It’s Christmas Eve and just past our 3-month anniversary here at Women Overboard. How time flies at this point in our … Continue reading

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FLIGHT, taking

I am traveling for Christmas. I’ve discovered that traveling on the actual holiday removes some of the stress of traveling during the holidays, and so I will arise at the crack of way-before-dawn and head to the airport Christmas morning. … Continue reading

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FRUITCAKE

Dear checking account: You know as well as I do that Christmas can turn you into a fruitcake. In fact, you’ve seen the nuttiness first-hand with me. The good news is that I have put the brakes on my lunacy … Continue reading

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FIGHTING fire with fire

I’m beginning to get a little concerned about Christmas morning. Not for any of the usual reasons. I mean, we’ll have plenty of presents. And we don’t have to travel, which is so nice, so we’ll get up relatively early … Continue reading

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FULL moon

Tonight is the winter solstice, the official first day of winter. The solstice is mystically imbued, a holy day when, you know, pagans dance and the insides of people’s eyelids turn inside out, yada yada yada. Here’s what I know: … Continue reading

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FALLOW, lying

Today I finished the last big chunk of work before I head off for Christmas vacation. There’s still plenty of follow-up – cleaning out of email, filing of papers, planning for January – mostly mundane tasks that will keep me … Continue reading

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FAR and away

I was watching one of those You Tube videos this morning where people suddenly break into song in a mall and before I knew it I was sobbing. I thought maybe I was losing it with all the Christmas frenzy … Continue reading

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FINISHING touches

I’m not sure how clearly I was thinking to bring painters in so close to Christmas, but I’d gotten to the point I couldn’t stand my bedroom for one more day. This is a grand place built by shoe industrialists around … Continue reading

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