Author Archives: Kim Blum-Hyclak

Grandma’s Shoes. Pennies in a Urinal. Or . . . What Inspires Us

My friend Webster defines Inspiration ~ 1. To stimulate a person to create or other activity or to express certain ideas. 2. To fill with or to instill a certain feeling. 3. To communicate ideas etc. by a divine agency. … Continue reading

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Mom’s Prune Cake and Making Peace

I just finished the last piece of prune cake – think really moist spice cake with a light glaze that tastes like caramel. Soooo good! It’s one of the many baked goods MomĀ made every Christmas and gave as gifts. After … Continue reading

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We Three Kings . . . or why my nativity will stay up all year

Tomorrow, or today depending on when you’re reading this, is the Feast of the Epiphany, traditionally the day we celebrate the Magi bearing gifts to the Christ Child. Sometimes this day is referred to as Little Christmas, but in some … Continue reading

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A Little Left of Center

Several years ago this was our Christmas tree topper. It’s Criss Angel, the illusionist. We have an angel topper, but my youngest son thought this would be a fun surprise for me. It was.       The year before … Continue reading

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A Christmas Confession

One of the thingsĀ I look forward to during Christmas is watching Christmas movies. And by movies I mean the oldies: Miracle on 34th Street, either version A Christmas Carol, the 1984 version with George C Scott as Scrooge It’s a … Continue reading

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A Little Winter Music

Yes, I’m still listening to Christmas music, but it’s toned down a bit. John Denver and The Muppets has been relegated to the bottom of the stack, along with Bing and Trisha Yearwood. What has stayed toward the top is … Continue reading

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Let the Parties Begin!!

What?! Holiday party season ends on New Year’s Day? I didn’t know. I guess that’s one good thing about being ‘a little left of center’ – my party season is just beginning. It’s a very short-lived season, not even sure … Continue reading

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