Now What?

When I was a kid, the ‘day after Christmas’ was just about the worst day of the year. All the months of anticipation…the looking through catalogs, making my ‘wish lists’, presenting it to Santa and my Parents, then waiting…and anticipating that Christmas morning celebration…now was over. All that was left to do was to clean […]

Multi-Level Reality

When I was a kid, I had a Stratego game. A Classic table game of strategy and ‘warfare’ to defeat your enemy by capturing his flag. A little later, my brother and I got a ‘modern equivalent’ when we received ‘Tank Battle’–another strategy game–this one with cool tank pieces–with which you tried to defeat your […]

Are You Ready?

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard people say it…and how many times I have said it too…’Are You Ready…for Christmas“? Of course, when we ask this it’s sort of a ‘superficial greeting’–similar to ‘How you doin?’ It’s polite small-talk. Friendly banter. The answer is anything from ‘Not even close’ to ‘Just about’ […]