Christmas Dinner

This year, family is coming to my home for Christmas. We will spend Christmas Eve decorating, baking and having a bunch in for dinner that evening. Then, on Christmas Day, it will just be my sisters, their spouses and me. Our menu: Roast duck –  Stuffed with fresh lemon, onion and garlic Twice baked potatoesContinue reading “Christmas Dinner”

Season’s greetings

Snapshots resting on an open book; High tech boots that hug your toes; The blithe sound of chip readers charging your card; The plastic Santa softly glows. Everybody knows that cookies and a full punchbowl Help to make the season bright. Comp’ny execs with their eyes all aglow Are counting profits with delight: They know that SantaContinue reading “Season’s greetings”

RED ALERT

The matters of Russia interfering with the US Presidential election, Trump’s lack of cooperation with the intelligence community and Congress, his appointment of someone who is friends with Russia and his insistence that he doesn’t need security briefings have me gravely concerned.   I wrote more on Patriot’s Voice.  Go to: https://patriotsvoiceblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/12/red-alert/   I do encourageContinue reading “RED ALERT”

Blessings of Every Size

A frosty veil falling; Crystalline blanket white; Appearing in secret, While all sleep through the night; Then, upon rising, We see in the morning light The marvelous work of nature, So dazzling and bright. How many things happen Before we ever know? They’re neither seen nor touched; Some never seem to show; Then, upon learning,Continue reading “Blessings of Every Size”

Dry Christmas

Tis the season… For “Crunched up Christmas carols.” This one has all the cheese you’ll ever want, so get out the crackers…and if you dare, the wine: I’m dreaming of a dry Christmas, Just like the ones we used to know: When the eggnog’s virgin And no one’s purgin’ Our minds work clearly, not soContinue reading “Dry Christmas”

The Demagog

Passions ignited and burst into flame; As the man spoke, The crowd became Wilder, more frenzied; Joining in the game With fervor for him and his cause.   Mindless insanity grew in the heat; As the man spoke, They would repeat Parts of his phrases, Chanted to a beat With fervor for him and hisContinue reading “The Demagog”

Now, More Than Ever

I wrote this as I thought about the incredibly negative news that tends to invade our homes each day. My hope and belief is, what gets presented is not how the majority of us think, feel or act.  It is important to realize this and keep the power of choice that we each have.  Continue reading “Now, More Than Ever”

Happy Headlines

  As promised: WASHINGTON (CNN) – President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama have been in regular communication, a top Trump aide said Sunday.     NASHVILLE – A lottery player who bought a ticket in Lafayette, Tenn., has won a $420.9 million grand prize, the Tennessee Lottery announced early Sunday.     Online salesContinue reading “Happy Headlines”