Friday, December 21, 2012


This week's challenge: Using exactly 33 words, compose a pithy summary of your feelings about the holidays.

This Christmas is new. The old ways are gone and that’s sad, not bad. For our family traditions were familiar, not happy. In their place are friends and their astonishing love and support.



Dream sweet dreams for you, dream sweet dreams for me

This post is in memory of Ben Wheeler. I never met him, but I feel like I knew him, and he has touched my heart.

He was 6 years old and he died one week ago today at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

He was a Scout and "he loved The Beatles, lighthouses and the number 7 train to Sunnyside, Queens."

I'm posting this Beatles song for little Ben.