Beabe Thompson


The summer fireworks season is upon us, and I’m already seeing plans for huge block parties with massive fireworks plans. I used to love them. My childhood stocking at Christmas was packed with them. It wonderfully stank of them. Now I have friends who are veterans with PTSD, and fireworks are a major trigger. They suffer through every New Year’s Eve, Memorial Day, you name it. Being kind and considerate towards people… Read More

Not being a cradle-born Episcopalian, I still get confused on what day of Christmas we’re on after the fat elf has left. That’s right. We Episcopalians and Catholics believe Christmas got started several days ago, and not right before Halloween. Our old hardline Episcopal priest from St. Dumbledore’s (names have been changed to protect the innocent), refused to put up a tree until Christmas Eve. Now I realize many people already are… Read More


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