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Have yourself a (disillusioned?) little Christmas

It’s often said the Christmas season is a time of great disillusionment. I’ve been thinking about that, and here’s what I’ve concluded: Disillusionment is a blessing, not a curse. It’s something we need…something we’d even be wise to add to our “wish lists” this Christmas. The word disillusioned means, literally, “to be without illusions.” What’s an illusion? “Something that deceives or misleads.” The word…

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A meditation on Christmas gift-giving

With Christmas less than three weeks away, most folks’ attention now shifts to getting those last few presents located, purchased, wrapped, and placed under the tree. True to form, eighteen days out,  I’ve yet to buy my first gift. I have done ZERO shopping. I avoided the megastores on Black Friday (and the mom-and-pop ones on Small Business Saturday). On Cyber…

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