Christmas: The Moral of the Story

It’s that most wonderful time of the year again. Happy music in all the stores. Family dinners. More chocolate than is good for anyone. Presents wrapped in red and green, silver and blue. Gatherings full of joy and giving. And all the messages and interpretations of what Christmas means. Okay, so we all know that … Continue reading Christmas: The Moral of the Story

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Pssst…did you hear?

We’ve talked about our jobs, her sister’s wedding, my plans to visit South America later this winter. I feel our conversation is about end in stalemate when the door of the coffee house opens. My friend peers at the people entering. Her lips form the letter O. I crane my neck slightly. “What?” I ask. … Continue reading Pssst…did you hear?