A Simple Christmas: Capping Off 2020 with Songs and Snowstorms

There will always be that year where Christmas and New Years look a little bit different. Safe to say it's been so for everyone. With an impending Boxing Day lockdown, I was fortunate to be happily holed up with my boyfriend, opening gifts on Christmas morning in front of our 2-foot tree. Fast-forward to today,…

Christmas in Ortona: 1943

The Christmas holidays are already here, approaching faster than you can say "egg nog." It dawned on me now that it's two days away. It's that time of year where both our bank accounts and blood pressures surge, feeling the time crunch to check off interminable lists of final chores and errands. We get vastly…