Ever-Changing Holidays

It's all about presents. You spend weeks in anticipation. Writing and rewriting as your idea for the perfect toy to top your Christmas List changes faster than your choice of perfect Halloween costume just weeks ago. You stand, trembling with equal parts anticipation and apprehension, in a winding line of overheated, overstimulated fellow petitioners waiting… Continue reading Ever-Changing Holidays

Cold Weather And A Year Of Memories

One day the temperature is 42F degrees, the next the windchill is 14F degrees below zero. This is December in the Midwest, I'm used to rapidly changing weather. Just because you expect it, doesn't mean it's not jarring to your system. You layer up the cold weather gear. Heavy coat, boots, scarf, hat. All in… Continue reading Cold Weather And A Year Of Memories