Monthly Archives: December 2014

Looking Past Christmas Kitsch

WHEN “SHIRLEY” JOINED US FOR dinner last December, our house suddenly felt like a den of Christmas kitsch, a regular truck stop full of holiday whatnot for all traveling passerby. In the living room, a fake, pre-lit Christmas tree — … Continue reading

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Rogue Secret Santas

WHEN AN OLD COLLEGE BUDDY of mine in California burned through most of his savings during a career change, I figured he could always sell the house in Minnesota that he and his sister inherited when his mother died. Instead, … Continue reading

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