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Last week I talked about lighting a candle rather than to curse the darkness. Well this week it got even darker and the cursing got louder. The atmosphere feels almost hopeless with news of just the latest...

A year ago on the 6th of December I was in the Southern Czech town of Valašské Klobouky to help celebrate the feast day of St. Nicolas or Mikuláš. I’ve written about it before on this blog here....

The last night of Advent before the celebration of Christmas 2012. With the winter solstice occurring on the “day of doom” last Friday, 21st of December we now have hope that the nights will...

Last Sunday before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even our house…guests. We live in a junior-one apartment here in on the lovely El Camino Real. Today it is raining...

This has been a long week with great surprises at the end of it. The 21st has come and gone and we’re still here; a Christmas party on he last day of language school; my daughter and son-in-law...