Monthly Archives: December 2013

Haunted by a Song

Do you ever find yourself haunted by a song?  No matter what you do, that song will just not leave your mind.  It’s been that way for me much of the week.  Louis Armstrong’s “It’s a Wonderful World” just won’t … Continue reading

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Slouching Towards Christmas

“Slouching towards Christmas”–Wasn’t that what Joan Didion’s collection of essays, Slouching Towards Bethlehem was all about–preparation for that moment when the world really is new?  Actually, I can’t remember.  Though I loved the book, it’s been years since I read it. … Continue reading

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In the Bowl of a Question Mark

Each year, on the 12th of December, people throughout the Americas rise early and make their way to church where they greet  La Virgen de Guadalupe with songs and flowers and a retelling of her story.  Each year they spend … Continue reading

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