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Real Santa

December 27, 2012

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When I was a kid, the appearance of Santa was simple.  He arrived every year via the Christmas parade on the first Saturday in December and went straight to the town’s only mall.  I thought the mall owned Santa. Today, Santa shows up on Thanksgiving weekend, and you can’t turn around and spit without hitting […]

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Epiphany

December 18, 2012

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I’ve had an epiphany in the last few days with regard to the public discourse about the massacre in Newtown, CT.   From former Governor Mike Huckabee to the Westboro Baptist “Church”, and if they’re a church so is my ass – you can call it the “Church of Renea’s Ass-cension”, I’ve been appalled at the […]

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My Heart Goes On…

December 15, 2012

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Most of us humans have children of our own, but even if we didn’t procreate for whatever reason, surely we have all loved a child – a niece or nephew, a friend or neighbor’s little one… and failing that, at least we were all actually children once ourselves, right? For those of us who wanted […]

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Oh dear, dramas?

December 10, 2012

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My first foray into the world of Community Theater has been quite… well, “dramatic”.  I finally whipped up the courage to audition way back in November, which seems like a lifetime ago now.  Terrified that I wasn’t “cool enough” to hang out with hip theater folk, I circled the building twice before finally parking and […]

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Elf on the Shelf

December 7, 2012

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Two years ago, what began as an innocent and ordinary November day, became the moment when a new and demonic holiday tradition was added to our household.  I speak of “Elf on the Shelf.”  For those not in the know, “Elf on the Shelf” is a fiendishly clever marketing campaign designed to (A.) steal more […]

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