Lure of Consumption

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The Christmas season approaches and, even more importantly for some, the Black Friday shopping frenzy. We have all heard of the phenomenon of people waiting in line for hours even days for the best deals, rushing in like a stampede of bulls into the store, angrily staking claim to the discounted items…

Priorities Crossed

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Photo above: The church where the Christmas concert was held. In the past two days I have experienced great contrasts. Yesterday ago I heard the horror of what happened to those children, those sweet innocent children in Newtown, Connecticut. I choked back tears as I read the news, imagining it could be…

Last Christmas

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As the Christmas frenzy winds down I have a moment to think back to Christmas last year. My family was all together: me, the kids and Karan.We were in Gazcue, Santo Domingo. I had a nice apartment on the 8th floor. It was wonderful but deceiving. One of those moments of bliss…

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merry christmas little darling will you sleep safe in your bed? will you let your nightmares wither as sweet dreams come fill your head? do you tiptoe in your closet when you know you’re all alone? can you look into his eyes and face the great unknown? merry christmas little darling you…

All I Want for Christmas

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I am doing my best to be in the Christmas spirit but is not easy. I do it for the kids, otherwise I wouldn’t do Christmas at all. All I want for Christmas is for my family together, in the same country at least. My heart goes out to the military families…