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No Star In All the Heavens

A Most Unusual Christmas Tree Visitors who come to our home near the holidays are often struck by the sight of a most unusual Christmas tree. Instead of a fir or some other traditional kind, we have a palm tree … Continue reading

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Ode to Mimi

Thank you dear Mimi For the award you gave to me Blog of the Year 2012 As a prize it’s mighty swell But there’s something I value a whole lot more Than this golden-star award And I hope it comes … Continue reading

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No Star In All The Heavens

The story of the star that sits atop our tree goes back over thirty years. I was a young single man whose business was failing. Finances were very tight. I had enough money to buy a Christmas tree but not … Continue reading

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The Goofiest Christmas Tree and Beach You Ever Saw

A Most Unusual Christmas Tree Visitors who come to our home near the holidays are often struck by the sight of a most unusual Christmas tree. Instead of a fir or some other traditional kind, we have a palm tree. … Continue reading

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A Star Is Born

My day started in a most extraordinary way. A friend in Germany sent a video clip of a 13 year old girl with a voice that is astounding. I get inspired when I see extraordinary human accomplishment and this video … Continue reading

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The Star

(This a slightly changed re-post of a post I believe I last published in 2010.) At the top of our Christmas tree each year proudly sits an unusual star. It is made out of cardboard and covered with aluminum foil … Continue reading

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Life and Death, Duty and Loss

My wife and I started our day by meeting with several family members and friends at a charity breakfast to raise funds for the Gold Star Moms organization. Gold Star Moms have all lost a child who died in service … Continue reading

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