Monthly Archives: December 2010

Making your own traditions, Part 2 The Christmas card contest.

After fondue dinner on Christmas Eve, we clear our plates, and then we lay all our holiday cards in a circle, filling the table. Someone volunteers to number each card, and make out ballots. We take our time and walk … Continue reading

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Take No Prisoners Yankee Swap

Image by lucy and her dent via Flickr Well, it is that time of year; family and friends gather to celebrate light and life and miracles. Traditions abound in December, not the least of which in my case is an … Continue reading

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A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. My desk is a work station.

Image by NAKANA via Flickr I learned a new word today; paraprosdokian. It is a surprise or unexpected ending of a phrase or a series. For example, the last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it’s still on … Continue reading

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How long could you put off eating, sleeping, mating?

Image via Wikipedia A longtime dream of mine has been to experience a migration of one of the earth’s animals en route. When I see flocks of birds passing overhead, swooping and circling patterns in order to regroup and move … Continue reading

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