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allan-dorr's picture
Dec.21.2010
After thinking it over this year, and considering between an iPod Holo, and an extra Petabyte of storage in my noggin, I went for the good old fashioned Neo-Underoos. The ones where you take on the powers of the superhero you’re wearing that night. At least in your dreams. Some subatomic...
red-room-well-red's picture
Dec.20.2010
The Greek poet Pindar wrote, "Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection." Knowing that many enjoy the holidays as either a religious or a secular event, we asked Red Roomers to blog last week about their favorite holiday gifts....
jenn-lopez's picture
Dec.18.2010
I was attending the university in the mid 90’s earning my degree in English/ American Literature, and still lived with my parents.  I was in my last semester of academics getting ready to begin my student teaching requirement in January.  We were not allowed to hold any kind of job for the 16 week...
nancybrady's picture
Dec.17.2010
I have to admit that generally I always got my (then-current) heart's desire for Christmas every year. So each year there was a favorite Christmas present under the tree.  I think it had to do with my hope for one particular thing.  My younger sister Connie always wanted everything...her list got...
dk-christi's picture
Dec.17.2010
Lady Ace was a soot black standard poodle who ran around the deck of our 70 foot (when bragging) ketch-rigged sailboat as though it was the Indie 500.  Sometimes she would come to a sliding stop; we always feared she might slide right off the deck into the black, murky waters of an unforgiving sea...
theresa-shaffer's picture
Dec.17.2010
My first memory  of my Christmas stocking was noticing a large round bulge in the bottom of it.  The stocking was weighed down with this object.  There were roundish hard things pressed around it making the stocking look lumpy and oddly shaped.  I felt around these "gifts" then looked...
lucha-corpi's picture
Dec.17.2010
Ever since I was four years old, women insisted on giving me dolls. By age seven I had an assortment of them, made of papier-mache, clay, and cloth. Using my older cousins' torn silky stockings, my grandmother Nicolasa had also made a few of them for me. And one of my mother's friends had brought...
susan-browne's picture
Dec.17.2010
‘Tis the season to be jolly while heading toward debtors' prison.  I have mixed feelings about Christmas presents.  As a kid, I was shocked to find out there wasn't a Santa Claus because I couldn't imagine how my parents were able to buy all the gifts they gave their three daughters.  When I got...
valerie-audrey-martin's picture
Dec.17.2010
Bob has purchased a book for me in London, so one of the items of my to-do list yesterday was to purchase a gift for him.  The day was to be a long one--of the kind that begin at the doctor's and end at the supermarket with detours and distractions of varied degrees of pleasure and pain in between...
blair-kilpatrick's picture
Dec.17.2010
 My favorite Christmas gift?  It was my first accordion. The gift arrived twice.  The first time, I was almost four.  Unfortunately, I have no memory of that pivotal, if forgotten, Christmas.  It might have remained a lost memory, if I hadn’t stumbled across an old family photo, four decades later...