Archive for December, 2006

Seriously, You’re Wearing a Santa Sweater

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Seriously, if you want to be taken seriously, re-consider wearing the Santa sweater. In my new job, I find I am a little bit off the downtown beaten path. Oh, it’s an upscale, busy spot, alright, and the reputation is sterling. But, people tend to dress a bit more casually here in the almost-but-not-quite suburbs […]

Kissing Babies

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The babies were back. They wore hats with reindeer antlers pointing crazily in every direction. They wore hats that were knitted to resemble, in exact detail, a strawberry, an acorn, and an orange. They wore hats with long braids hanging down, jingle-bell accents optional. They wore hats that covered 95 percent of their faces. Babies […]

All’s Well

The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together. –William Shakespeare, All’s Well that Ends Well “Well, at least no one was hurt.” I said or heard that sentiment four times over the past 48 hours–roughly four times more than I’ve said or heard it in as many years. I […]