Each year, I try to convince myself that I’m going to try opening my Christmas presents the same way my brother does. The way it works in my family, we all take a turn opening presents one at a time, oldest to youngest. Though it was hard to tolerate as a small child, I do […]
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Monthly Archives: December 2010
Christmas Eve Eve was one of my favorite holidays. I loved the last-minute shopping, baking all sorts of cookies, wrapping gifts and finding Christmas specials on TV. Throughout the years, our family Christmas evaporated.
For any who don’t know, earlier this weekend, I released a CD of poems written and read by me called “Tales from the Lake House.” They are all poems from my college days, and the free downloadable CD is available at http://poet.jamespatrickschmidt.com/lakehouse/. When I was taking poetry workshop classes in college, one of my professors […]
After a few months of having highs and lows (more lows) in my life, mostly work-related, I finally had a bad week that had almost nothing to do with work. It wasn’t that bad of a week, even. On Monday, I tried to go skiing for the first time. A wonderful coworker took me up […]
After living in my apartment for about a month, I already found a need to take everything out of its place and find new ones. That’s not completely fair, since my bedroom has gone untouched, but I completely rearranged (and am still in the process or rearranging, really) the living room/office spaces in the main […]