The Best Christmas Gifts | A Poem

A warm, friendly fireplace roaring to life. Surrounded by family and friends for the night. Food on the table to fill us with joy, and desserts in the oven to add much delight.   Games in the parlor with laughter and cheer. The old men in the corner chat over their beer. The kids run … Continue reading The Best Christmas Gifts | A Poem

Christmas Time is Near | A Collection of Poems

Christmas Cheer -- Be warm with love This time of year May your dreams be full With Christmas cheer. --- --- --- --- Christmas Eve --- Colors twinkle upon the tree The house is silent this Christmas Eve  --- Anticipating a welcome friend The children wait, tucked in their beds  --- Down the chimney with … Continue reading Christmas Time is Near | A Collection of Poems

Children are Made Readers on the Laps of Their Parents

One of my fondest memories of childhood is the tradition we had in our house Christmas Eve, when my dad would put my brother and me on his lap and read the classic “A Visit from St. Nicholas”. The story is a favorite for many children and adults alike.  It weaves itself in our minds … Continue reading Children are Made Readers on the Laps of Their Parents

All We Have to Do is Decide What to Do with the Time That is Given to Us

  I wrote a post last week to celebrate the relationships I’ve made online.  To champion the type of interaction I think is productive, and to really call attention to those I feel embody that spirit of interaction.  The response I got from my readers was incredible.  The response I got from those I mentioned … Continue reading All We Have to Do is Decide What to Do with the Time That is Given to Us