Monthly Archives: December 2006

making space, clean and clear

  I’ve spent the last 3 days cleaning and clearing, purging and tossing, organizing and rearranging, all in preparation for tonight. Each New Year’s Eve, I make time to do a space clearing in my home. I try to do … Continue reading

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God bless us, every one

  I lived in Los Angeles until I was 5, just down the street from my tia, my mom’s sister, who we called Ti because when I was little I didn’t know it was supposed to be Tia. She became … Continue reading

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decor galore

  It was packed on Sunday when the girls (my granddaughters) and I went to the cemetery to put some garland on my mom’s grave. Families gathering their boxes and buckets of supplies from their trunks, hoisting small trees from car tops, … Continue reading

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breath of heaven

  Advent always seems to draw me to contemplate Mary, a young Jewish girl in Nazareth, raised in a good Jewish family by all accounts, betrothed to a good Jewish man. We really know nothing of her by virtue of … Continue reading

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advent spirit

    Sunday, December 3, marked the beginning of Advent, the time of waiting in joyful hope. In Catholic tradition, there are three phases of the Christmas cycle: Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. From December 3 through December 25, we practice … Continue reading

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thanks for the gifts that matter

 We had a too-small kitchen in our home when I was growing up, a narrow galley with a tiny laundry room at one end with a door to the backyard. Just a small 1950s ranch house (we were the “Dutch … Continue reading

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