Tag Archives: Abies lasiocarpa

The Second Life Contest

The tree is down! I have never in my life had a Christmas tree stay up and decorated for so long–not when I was a kid, not when I was a bachelor, certainly not since I’ve been married. Christmas, and … Continue reading

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This is NOT the Charlie Browniest Tree

A dozen or so years ago, when we were newly married, my wife and I bought a spectacular Christmas tree from a tony local nursery. Wildly expensive, even for the time, I trimmed its twelve-foot height to fit our ten-foot … Continue reading

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Dog stories

I read, years ago, that people tell stories about dogs that they want to reflect positively back upon themselves.  Dogs that run into burning buildings to save children, dogs that teach themselves a comical trick: the story you tell about … Continue reading

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