Tag Archives: Christmas

Have Yourself an O’Shea Christmas

Now that Thanksgiving Day is past, and so is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you will continue to be deluged with ads on TV and radio extolling all the “perfect Christmas gifts” for your loved ones.  Everything is “that perfect … Continue reading

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Merry and Bright

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas is before us, I am preparing myself for the enjoyment of receiving Merry Christmas greetings in emails, e-cards, and the traditional Christmas cards. Ah, those Christmas cards; you know, the ones that … Continue reading

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Seasonal Shopping Disorder

I’m afraid the main reason for the season around the end of December is, for many people, shopping. We’re all familiar with people being stomped to death fighting over bargains, shoppers shattering glass doors of Big Box stores to beat … Continue reading

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Books, not Guns

In still another instance of shameless self-promotion, let me say that, since it’s Christmas, and that’s the time of the year that people purchase gifts for other people, would you consider picking up either of my novels, Signs of Struggle … Continue reading

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In Support of Defenestration

After a Christmas Eve service at our church, we invited people over to our cottage for food and conversation and general conviviality. My long-suffering wife, Lisa, and I were talking about something and she used the term “non sequitur,” which … Continue reading

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The Boy in the Bridal Boutique

Shortly after Christmas, my long-suffering wife and I drove to Florida for a visit with her sister’s family in Melbourne. An unexpected highlight awaited. Given the choice of watching a bunch of men in shorts kicking each other’s shins or … Continue reading

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Fruitcake and Follicles

This is truly the season of giving, but have you noticed that everyone who has something to sell claims their product or service is ‘the perfect gift for Christmas’? I just heard on the radio a commercial claiming that their … Continue reading

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