Christmas card cartoon

Perfect love at Christmas

We've come to the final week of the Advent season. If you've missed the previous posts, you can check them out now. I've written about hope, peace, and joy in the past three weeks. This last week focuses on love. I'm sharing one more cartoon from my Christmas card archives. The one shown above pokes a little fun at all the trouble we go to in the name of love for our friends and family. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, things just don't work out as planned. And...

Christmas card cartoon

Perfect love at Christmas

We've come to the final week of the Advent season. If you've missed the previous posts, you can check them out now. I've written about hope, peace, and joy in the past three weeks. This last week focuses on love. I'm sharing one more cartoon from my Christmas card archives. The one shown above pokes a little fun at all the trouble we go to in the name of love for our friends and family. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, things just don't work out as planned. And...

A hippopotamus for Christmas?

Remember that song, "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas"? It was a novelty song written by John Roxby. The version most of us know is the original recording by 10-year-old Gayla Peevey, which climbed to number 24 on Billboard magazine's pop chart in December of 1953. Through the years, the song has been covered by a wide range of entertainers, from The Three Stooges to Captain Kangaroo to the Jonas Brothers. As I've been thinking about this first week of the season of Advent, a hippopotamus, of all...

"Fishing with My Dad" wire and paper sculpture

What are you fishing for?

See this in the shop As the summer winds down, school has started, or will soon start for students and families everywhere. There's a rhythm to a new school year, isn't there? The relatively relaxed pace of summer seems to reluctantly give way to the regimen of academic and athletic schedules. New books to read, new project deadlines, practices and games, and of course, the ever-quickening march toward Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and Christmas all take the place of slow, long days of sleeping in and staying up...