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A Walk in the Park—Ring it In!

Illustration by Esther Wilkin By Marty Halverson On New Year’s Eve a few years ago I was sitting at the kitchen table with my journal while Dee stood in his socks, facing away from me, seasoning his famous Enthusiastic Stew (he puts everything he’s got into it). Compiling a list of resolutions, I said, “What Continue Reading

A Walk in the Park—Christmas Eve

By Marty Halverson Did he come yet?     Wow! That was fast. He’s already in my rear-view mirror!   Hope your Christmas was merry and bright! Thanks to the Garden Park crew for clearing our sidewalks after a huge Christmas Eve snowstorm. I’m a night-owl, and while I was up at 2:am listening for sleigh Continue Reading

A Walk in the Park—Slow Down!

It’s a Wonderful Life By Marty Halverson  “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” Sometimes my Christmas packages are tied up with guilt—the zest I had on Thanksgiving starts to seep out until I feel like a tired balloon. So many people to see, so many places to be, so Continue Reading

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A Walk in the Park—A Nod and a Wink

 By Marty Halverson     Some folks are just naturally merry. Take St. Nicholas, for instance. Can you imagine him complaining about the cold? Or feeling sorry for himself because he works 24/7? He’s a jolly old soul whose main goal in life is to make us smile. December 6th is St. Nicholas Day. Children in Continue Reading

A Walk in the Park—Starting the Season

Art from A Piece of Cake by Jill Murphy By Marty Halverson Don’t look now . . . the season’s just begun! Back in the day, Christmas started at Grama’s house. She was “chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,” soft and squishy like a well-loved stuffed toy. She had gray hair most of the time, Continue Reading

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