One Love

In 2018, 1,000 Jews, Muslims and Christians came together at the Tower of David in Jerusalem to sing, each in their language, a version of Bob Marley’s song “One Love”. Happy Holidays, One Love! On …

Desiderata

When I was young, friends had posters of the poem Desiderata on their wall. Les Crane’s spoken version was on the charts and playing on radio stations. Its source was unknown or considered ancient. Turns …

All Love

I started to write a verse for Xmas but realized it reminded me of the above which I liked better. Often described as an Irish blessing, it was written by Mike Heron (a Scot) and …

Giving and Receiving

The image of open hands is a common Christian icon. It’s an interesting symbol because cupped hands can illustrate an asking or even begging. They can also symbolize open offering, a giving. In Eastern symbology, an …

Ho Ho Ho!

As real happiness comes from a grateful heart, that became my theme for this year. All the best of the season and a very Happy New Year! Davidya

Best of the Season!

As the new year rises from the long night of the past, I thought I’d share this story, in case you hadn’t heard it on this side of the ocean. A Love Story @ TED …

The Tree

Over the years, the tree I’ve celebrated Xmas with has varied widely. Everything from none to massive, from 2′ artificial to live potted. But the most memorable was in the early 90’s. We were living …

The Season to be Jolly

They say it’s the season to be jolly, but really every season is. It’s also the season when we gather with family and friends and celebrate our origins. It is now the end of the …

Seasons Greetings

A Letter to the Most Illustrious the Contessina Allagia degli Aldobrandeschi: “To you on this day: I salute you. I am your friend, and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing that I …

Santa’s coming!

Santa’s Coming! OK now – be honest. What was your first response to that statement? Excitement? Surprise? Revulsion? This points to your story about Santa. What you do or don’t believe about that seasonal celebration. …