A Noggin’ Filled with Whipped Eggs, Cream, and Sugar Makes…., blogmas, day 24

What is Egg Nog? Where did it come from? Being an egg nog lover, I sought answers to these questions. PBS’s The History of Food satisfied my curiosity. ” Most culinary historians agree that eggnog began as “posset” during Britain’s early medieval years, but beyond that there are many differing...

10 Christmas Puns You Need Now! Enjoy! blogmas, day 22

Christmas puns for the 22nd day of blogmas!? Humor may be needed as Christmas inches closer. Lots of people may be feeling joyous with so Christmas near while others are annoyed during travel complications and frustrated searching for available parking spaces… anywhere. Hopefully, these puns will increase your joy or...

In Celebration of the Winter Solstice, blogmas, day 21

Do not be afraid of the darkness. Dark is the rich fertile earth that cradles the seed, nourishing growth. Dark is the soft night that cradles us to rest. Only in darkness can stars shine across the vastness of space. Only in darkness is the moon’s dance so clear. There...

Gingerbread: The Abridged Story, blogmas, day 19

With a hankering for a breakfast pastry, I popped into a local bakery. While turning to leave…what should I spy but a tall, intricate Gingerbread house that was so beautiful, I released a delighted sigh… Fig Tree Bakery's  whimsical gingerbread house! While this photo barely captures the magnitude of this...

Presence! Not Presents? What Is Christmas All About Anyway?

Personally, I’m not a fan of Christmas with its obligations, shopping, and forced festive vibe. It appears that modern day humans miss Christmas’ deeper experience. Or maybe they are unaware there could be a deeper experience. Maybe they believe that Christmas IS about buying things on sale, at midnight, on...

Decorating City Sidewalks Blogmas, day 14

"City sidewalks Busy sidewalks Dressed in holiday style In the air there's A feeling of Christmas"   - Silver Bells Strolled the city streets; filling time before a doctor's appointment. Imaginative and classic decorations were visible! Crazy lightening on bending limbs. I wonder how beautiful it is at night!  ...