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The Year Slipped into the Silence of the Night

No time in the year is busier than the Christmas holiday season. Under normal circumstances, it would not be too bad, except for the fact that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is in charge. Not complaining, mind you, but … Continue reading

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Can Two Walk Together, Except They Be Going to the Same Store?

After about a million days of toil, sweat and aggravation, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I decided to take a few days off and relax. I am not a real expert when it comes to relaxing. I have … Continue reading

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A Mystery Of Murderous Distortions

I do not want to alarm anyone – I’m not wound that tight – but there is a devious conspiracy in our country. A conspiracy of murderous distortions. To be quite honest about all this, I was not the first … Continue reading

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The Merrification of Christmas

One word defines Christmas. It is the word “merry.” I never tire of wishing people a Merry Christmas. Although, for some, it may not be politically correct, but for the rest of us who have at least two gray cells … Continue reading

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The Only Contest I Really Win Each Year

Between now and the end of the year our house is going to be a mad dash for the stores in preparation for Christmas. This time of the year, I lay low and try to be as invisible as possible. … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Summer Be Forever?

Of all the seasons in the year, summer has to be my favorite. I am reminded of an uncle of mine who, when asked what his favorite piece of pie was, always said, “The one I’m eating at the time.” … Continue reading

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Naughty Is As Naughty Does

It is the time of the year when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is busy doing 101 things in as many directions: cookies to bake, presents to buy, Christmas cards to address and send and a thousand other things … Continue reading

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The Longest Day of My Life

I have known for a very long time that every day has 24 hours, every hour has 60 minutes and every minute has 60 seconds. I want to thank my first grade teacher for drilling this information into a rather … Continue reading

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It Was a Charles Dickens Kind of Year

While many people are out on a shopping spree to liquidate any cash reserves they might have left, I am taking this time to do a little bit of reflection. Shopping is not my favorite thing to do. I forgot … Continue reading

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I was tricked and I thought I was trick proof

I was minding my own business last week, which is the only business I am concerned about, when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage posed a question. It is in the area of questions I feel the most inadequate. Maybe … Continue reading

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As brilliant schemes go, mine didn’t

Throughout the years, I have come up with a few schemes. None of which has ever done me anything good, and yet I still spend the energy to try to come up with one that will. It all began quite … Continue reading

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