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Easter Dilemma

Easter Dilemma What is really celebrated at Easter? Just a poem I came up with today for another Website. Feedback appreciated. Read More

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Let the Seollal (Lunar/Chinese New Year) Migration Begin!

Yikes! That’s probably want you are thinking when you see this photograph a bus station in Seoul at the beginning of the three-day Seollal Holiday in South Korea. It’s another Lunar New Year in South Korea and this expat is just going to hunker down at home, work on my novel, watch some old movies […]

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“With Every Christmas Card I Write….”

“With Every Christmas Card I Write….”. And the hits keep on coming and coming. I never imagined this essay would be so popular, but then again it is about Christmas cards and maybe more people are sending them this year. I most certainly did! Check it out (if you haven’t already). Merry Christmas and Happy […]

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The song remains the same but not the memories

The other night, a song reminded me of a girl from a long, long time ago. It is funny how the mind works and what you might remember at any given moment; or what memories might be triggered by something you smell, hear, taste, or see. The other night, I was listening to this song […]

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Have Yourself a Merry Beatles’ Christmas

Have Yourself a Merry Beatles’ Christmas. “Good King Wencelas last looked out On the Feast of Stephen, Ho! As the slow ray around about Deep and crisp and crispy. Brightly show the boot last night On the mossty cruel. Henry Hall and David Lloyd, Betty Grable, too-oo-oo.” If you haven’t gotten into the Christmas spirit […]

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Vintage Christmas Cartoons From the 1950’s

Vintage Christmas Cartoons From the 1950’s. What would the holidays be without some vintage Christmas, holiday cartoons and animated films to enjoy? Aside from some of the perennial holiday favorites like “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” there are some holiday favorites that you may not have heard of like these […]

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“With Every Christmas Card I Write….”

“With Every Christmas Card I Write….”. That’s right, with just a little over two weeks until Christmas it is time to start cranking out those Christmas and holiday cards. If you are like me, when you send Christmas cards you and want to write something special, you will find the essay at the link above […]

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Oh Tannenbaum!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, Your branches green delight us. They’re green when summer days are bright;— They’re green when winter snow is white. O, Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, Your branches green delight us! I don’t remember the exact year that we went “artificial” with our Christmas tree instead of purchasing a fresh […]

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Thanksgiving with the gang from Cheers

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5D-ckF13Lg]   One of my favorite sitcoms back in the 80s and early 90s was NBC’s Cheers. I liked the ensemble cast and writing and it was a fun show to watch whether it was the ongoing love spats between Sam Malone (Ted Danson) and Diane Chambers (Shelley Long), Carla Tortelli’s (Rhea Pearlman) acerbic wit […]

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“With every Christmas card I write…”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, well maybe not too much, but with November almost over, and with the holidays just around the corner, it is time to think about shopping, Christmas trees, decorations, and Christmas cards. Although these days it doesn’t seem that as many people send Christmas cards as they did […]

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