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This Wonderful Life

This Wonderful Life
  • This Wonderful Life Looking back over my childhood Christmases, I can recall vividly only two gifts: The kitchen set I received at age 4 and the Estee Lauder cosmetics buffet I received at age 16. I know there were many other gifts, but those are the only two that really stand out.

    December 24, 2008

  • This Wonderful Life Alien abduction is the only logical answer. I mean, one minute I was celebrating Halloween with my children, and the next minute it’s less than a week from Christmas.

    December 18, 2008

  • This Wonderful Life Dear Congress, ``Bail out’’ is such an ugly phrase, isn’t it? It makes everything sound like a sinking ship. It’s bad branding. Phrases like ``stimulus package’’ sound so much better. So much more active and so much less like a hand-out.

    December 11, 2008

  • This Wonderful Life Some quiet in the chaos of the season It is an evening much like every other weekday evening in homes all over.02 Hectic. Chaotic. A little crazy.

    December 4, 2008

  • This Wonderful Life It’s a cold night. Snow is lacing the wind and dusting the driveway and the cars. We’re keeping the woodstove burning.

    November 20, 2008

  • This Wonderful Life Being a princess is not an easy calling. Just ask my daughters, Princess Bee and Princess Posey. If you want a particularly honest answer, ask them about the hardship of princessing when they are just about to go out in public and their mother is reviewing the finer points of Princess Manners.

    November 13, 2008

  • This Wonderful Life As of the hour of my deadline, the presidential race has not yet been decided. Like so many people around the country, I’m on pins and needles.

    November 6, 2008

  • This Wonderful Life No one is surprised to learn that ``It’s a Wonderful Life’’ is one of my favorite movies. I have a dog named Zuzu, after the Baileys’ youngest daughter. I write a column with the words ``wonderful life’’ in it. (Big hint there.) And I live in a place with a Main Street as lovely as the one that runs through Bedford Falls.

    October 30, 2008

  • This Wonderful Life Financial crises? Look on the bright side Call me Pollyanna, but I don’t think that living through an unprecedented global economic crisis is all that bad.

    October 23, 2008

  • This Wonderful Life Rock-a-bye, Vegetable Garden. I blame Pumpkin Fest. I mean, what are you supposed to think when you’re not yet 3, and you’ve been exposed to an entire festival in celebration of gigantic vegetables?

    October 16, 2008