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lucy and boomer

Well, dog #2 is home with the Fishers.  As I write, Boomer is happy and contented, hasn't ripped anyone's throat out, dashed in front of an oncoming truck, or swallowed the dining room whole.  He is just placidly trundling around the house, mildly observing the kids as they hurl their bodies at him.  He is a one-year-old brindle English Mastiff, and was raised with three little kids and another English Mastiff.  His dog pal was older and died, and that's why he needed a new home: he was just lon … [Read more...]

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At the Register: Why busy parents should always go to midnight Mass

And it has nothing to do with "misery loves company!" … [Read more...]

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Irene’s Silent Night

Doesn't know the words; doesn't let it slow her down. (Ugh, thought I had fixed the sideways image. Sorry, will try again.) … [Read more...]

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At the Register: The Light of the Child

A poem, a tune, a painting for Christmas.  May the baby who brings us warmth and light bless you all! … [Read more...]

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If you want to talk us out of getting an English Mastiff …

shane beach

. . . you have about 24 hours.Oh dear, here is the story.  No, we're not going to have two dogs.  Poor dear Shane of happy memory had a glorious but short life with us.  Here is what happened:  A couple of weeks ago, it was snowing, which always made Shane go completely bonkers with glee.  Someone opened the door, he shot past them, got hysterical because of the snow, and ran right out into the road.It only took one car. He was hit hard.  Many broken bones, many internal injuries.  They c … [Read more...]

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What’s your roast beast?

roast beast

My favorite part of How the Grinch Stole Christmas is where he brings back the roast beast. Because while it's true that Christmas isn't about presents or decorations or food, you really do want to have that special Christmas food!PIC the grinch himself carved the roast beast If we can manage it, we spend Christmas Eve drinking egg nog and decorating the tree, then going to Midnight Mass.  Then Christmas morning is presents and chocolate and a breakfast of eggs, bacon, fresh … [Read more...]

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Because nobody wants a nicely-wrapped box full of pre-order

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Planning to buy my book as a Christmas present, but disappointed the print version is only available for pre-order?  Have I got the solution for you!Click here: giftcertificatehighres*to download a pdf of the above certificate, which you can then print out, put in an envelope, put in the bottom of an enormous box, wrap it, give it to someone you love on Christmas morning, and then point and laugh at their crestfallen faces when they realize it's just a piece of paper!  Then tell them it's ma … [Read more...]

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