Thoughts on Christmas Eve

I love the quiet that descends on us when it snows. I’m doubly grateful because this has been a particularly noisy year.

The snow is falling as I write this; we might be looking at a few inches up here on House Mountain. I am thinking about all the different ways my friends celebrate this season and want to extend my best wishes to you all as we move from darkness into light with longer days and a new year approaching. May you have hearts wide open to joy, strength enough to endure suffering, and friends and family in abundance to help see you through. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Stay safe and keep in touch.

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A career working with teenagers on the fringes of society has made me both sensitive to and appreciative of the complexities of character and the struggles, inner and outer, that we all wrestle with in one form or another. My writing emphasizes character development over action, and, as a lifelong Southerner, the rhythms and cadence of the Southeastern United States influence both my spoken and written voice.

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