A Christmas story

By Kathleen Thomas Gaspar

To those who might find themselves saying, “I just can’t get in the Christmas spirit,” I’d like to offer a suggestion.

Get over yourself. Seriously. Believe (now there’s an operative word) it or not, it’s not about you.

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The ‘O Word’

By Kathleen Thomas Gaspar

“I don’t want to use the ‘O Word,’ but…” my sister’s voice trailed off during our phone conversation last week.

I thought to myself, “What ‘O Word’ is that?”

And as my mental dictionary kicked in and began churning out words that began with the 15th letter of our English alphabet, Sharon’s end of the line was silent. Continue reading