The Winter Break Blues

Every year, as the fall semester slowly erodes my work ethic and my soul, I look to winter break as the peaceful oasis with which to repay my sleep debt, lounge around in my pajamas, watch movies, read books, bake cookies, and see old friends.  It’s three weeks of bliss that break apart the semesters, … Continue reading The Winter Break Blues

A Very Merry Winter Solstice to you

Good news and tidings: The worst of the winter is behind us.  Since the 21st of December, the days have been getting longer.  Here in the Midwest, there’s a bright, dazzling, cold sun and a layer of ice and snow dusting the ground.  Christmas lights are glowing.  In my house, jazzy piano Christmas music wafts … Continue reading A Very Merry Winter Solstice to you