Category Archives: Christmas

The Vanishing Santa, Part 1

Detective Arturo “Chip” Bruno chose the day after Thanksgiving to do something that was extremely out of the ordinary for him. He smiled in public. It surely had something to do with his current company.  Bruno walked hand in hand … Continue reading

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Who’s Up For A Second Christmas?

Merry Christmas, Modern Philosophers! I had an intriguing idea, and I thought I’d break the monotony of my lonely Christmas by sharing it with you in a blog post. Normally, I’d label this a brilliant idea, but with the way … Continue reading

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Christmas With The Roses

I think I might have started a new Christmas tradition, Modern Philosophers. I had the day off, and planned to relax on the couch watching some classic Christmas movies as I enjoyed yummy holiday treats. That plan was derailed, however, … Continue reading

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Lies Christmas Told Me

It’s Christmas Eve, Modern Philosophers, and once again, I’m doing my best to navigate this confusing time of year. Right now, I’m all alone on this festive day, but I do have the day off and I’m watching Bad Santa, … Continue reading

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Where Are The Christmas Cookies?

I don’t miss being married, Modern Philosophers, but every year at Christmas, I’m reminded of something important I miss from my marriage… My mother-in-law’s Christmas cookies. Just thinking about them as I write this, more than fifteen years after my … Continue reading

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Stuff My Stocking And Deck The Halls

For a December day in Maine, it was rather mild.  There was snow on the ground, a chill in the air, and the running path along the river was quiet. The only two people around sat on benches on opposite … Continue reading

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Love Actually Is Coming To Town

I don’t have too many Christmas traditions at The House on the Hill, Modern Philosophers. I did hang my stocking and put out my stuffed Santa Claus from The Nightmare Before Christmas this year, but that will be the extent … Continue reading

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The Christmas I Interned For Santa Claus

It was quiet along the river path, but not for the usual reason. Normally, this late into December, the path was buried under snow that the city refused to plow, so no one dared to use it. Today, however, the … Continue reading

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The Curious Snowman

Two snowmen stood in the middle of a field. Don’t worry, they were more than six feet apart, and doing their best to maintain strict social distancing. “Do you ever wonder if Santa Claus has a Santa Claus?” the one … Continue reading

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Wear A Mask Or You’re Going On The Naughty List

Santa Claus is coming to town, Modern Philosophers, and he’s intent on helping to enforce masking laws to keep us all safe from the Coronavirus. “If you don’t wear a mask, you’re going on the Naughty List.  It’s that simple!” … Continue reading

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