Tag: Advent

  • Advent 19 – Working on Waiting

    Advent 19 – Working on Waiting

    I came home today from spending a few days with my parents – it was a good visit and one that allowed me some time for reflection. It’s very  easy to get caught up in the hullabaloo of the holidays, especially the way Americans have “done” Christmas since WW2. (This article does a lovely job of…

  • Advent 18 – Birthdays & Unbirthdays

    Advent 18 – Birthdays & Unbirthdays

    This installment of Advent Adventure deals with celebration – always a good idea in my book. Today is my father’s 87th birthday. (We counted up today – it’s his 42d year of playing Santa and his 27th doing the “Pilots for Kids” visit [see yesterday’s post for details.]) Now, I’d argue that any of that…

  • Advent 17 – Santa

    Advent 17 – Santa

    OK – this post is a direct copy from a post I made on my previous blog, Mockingbird’s Nest, back in 2012, but it bears repeating tonight. I’m at my childhood home visiting my parents. Dad turns 87 tomorrow and I spent part of tonight watching him play Santa at the World’s Very Best BBQ Joint,…