The Writer’s Life

Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” Mark Twain The Write Stuff

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fatPlease put a penny in the old man's hatIf you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will doIf you haven't got a ha'penny, then God bless you!Unknown "Christmas is Coming" is a Christmas carol traditionally sung in the round. It's origin is unknown. The traditional version of this song uses… Continue reading Christmas is Coming

Advent

ADVENT. [ˈadˌvent] (noun). Old English, from the Latin adventus ‘arrival’ and from advenire, from ad- ‘to’ + venire ‘come’. Synonyms: arrival, birth, approach, nearing. For Christians, Advent is a time spent preparing for Christmas. For many of us, this can include decorating our homes, putting up a Christmas tree, creating an Advent calendar, writing Christmas… Continue reading Advent

Somehow Not Only for Christmas

Somehow not only for ChristmasBut all the long year through,The joy that you give to othersIs the joy that comes back to you.And the more you spend in blessingThe poor and lonely and sad,The more of your heart’s possessingReturns to make you glad.JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash.com… Continue reading Somehow Not Only for Christmas