Thursday, December 26, 2013

Nate's Christmas

Merry Christmas to all from me, Nate the dog.

You can see what I had to wear for the holidays. Why do owners think dogs like to wear silly things? Do I look like a happy dog?  I was when I didn't have to wear those. But, I got some nice toys and great treats and lots of hugs and kisses from friends. It was a good time except for those antlers. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wigilia (Christmas Eve dinner)

Normally I would be with my family and we would be greeting and hugging and then settling in with a drink and getting ready for dinner (Wigilia).  It was always a tradition in our family that a different family member would have it each year. It reminds me of Jewish Seder, and I'm sure these traditions mingled and each group celebrated it as Tradition.

Regardless, for all my Polish family and the rest of you who are also my family, I wish you: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia!, which  translated means, Merry Christmas. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas

This is the scene I've always thought of when I heard the Nativity.

A friend sent me the following email and I thought I'd share the story of The Nativity  as translated to the digital age.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas holidays

I'm here in Florida and will be for Christmas. I miss the snow but not the cold that goes with it. I miss family and friends and the chaos that goes with it. In the meantime, I came across Bryan Russell's blog (see below). Take a look. 

Bryan Russell's features Cloverton singing Cohen's Hallelujah. It's inspirational. Thanks Bryan.

Monday, December 16, 2013


 After my prostate surgery a few years ago, a strange thing happened. I had to drink a lot of water to leave the hospital, but I still couldn't go. I took a plane, then a train, and finally a bus. When I got home, it felt like Old Faithful erupted.