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December 2008 Archives

I am republishing a post I wrote around the time of Pausch’s death. It seems like the closer one is to death, the more genuine one becomes. The more courageous one is to speak his truth, and nothing but the […]

Take note of the Christmas cards streaming in now. These are normal people (as long as their letters don’t exceed three pages) who you should invest time in.

I also liked Gretchen Rubin’s tips on how to stick to your new year’s resolutions. Here they are. It’s almost New Year’s Eve, and that means it’s the season for resolutions. I’ve always been part of the 44% of Americans […]

Don’t even think of taking your tree down yet. We get to celebrate until the Feast of the Epiphany, the twelfth day after Christmas, when the wise men show up. On this day we will have an epiphany of how […]

Thanks to Beyond Blue reader Barbara for this one. Fits perfectly with what I was trying to say in my prayer!

I am publishing this from my archives today because I’m taking the day off! Dear God, If Eric hears just one thing all year at Mass–from over 40 hours of Christian liturgy–it would be a clip from today’s readings (Colossians […]

I am publishing this from my archives today because I’m taking the day off! From “Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid: The Movement of Imperfection” by Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian (visit their website by clicking here): Holiday greetings to […]

If you all need a holiday laugh, here are two links especially for you! The first one (click here) is of Santa singing “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” with his reindeers as backup. The second one (click here) is […]

You are less than a week from the beginning of a new year. Therefore practice every bad habit with gusto and participate freely in every obnoxious behavior of yours for the next six days.