Archive for December, 2016

last of the 20s

What I did in the past 365 days! Overall 2016 was a relatively good year, though of course I hope next year will be much better! (Text in italics were the goals I had set for this year at the end of the last.)

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i’m dreaming of a rainy christmas

Merry Christmas, world! It’s been pouring on and off on my end of this island. Truly a Christmas in the tropics!

you learn something new every day

And that’s an Oriental riff!

how much for the festive spirit?

As a person who likes to pick perfect presents, this article struck a chord with me……

 

How much for the festive spirit?
By Akshita Nanda

Let’s be honest: We’re all judging one another by how much we give and what we receive

‘Tis the season to be judged on your giving. Colour drains from wallet and brain in the face of yet another annual round of Secret Santa parties and gift exchanges with loved ones.

Walk into a mall and be further pierced by the eyes of fund-raisers in reindeer antlers. Their gazes narrow on my shopping bags, their teeth set in fixed grins. My steps falter.

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chance

I love to think about chance – about how one little overheard word, one pebble in a shoe, can change the universe.

Anne Tyler, American writer

december descends

And snow is falling on my WordPress blog……


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