Usually around this time of year, I start to think about how many Christmas words I’ve written—essays, short stories, columns, etc. I think about it maybe for a minute, then go on to other things. I mean, it’s not really that important
This holiday season, I decided to think about it for ten minutes instead of the one. I think to myself I haven’t written all that much about Christmas but actually, I’ve done a fair amount of it.
- I wrote a Christmas essay for CityBeat before the column came along. This was back in 2001.
- I’ve written two short stories about Christmas—one for ArtsSpike Magazine (now out of business) which also ended up in my first book of short stories. The other one was published in Streetvibes.
- For CityBeat, I’ve written three columns concerning Christmas.
Maybe you’re noticing I’m not mentioning any titles. Titles often change and I can’t remember all of them—but this is one I remember.
“Looking for the Joy,” was a CityBeat column placed there in the December 10th, 2008 edition. It’s about the last Christmas I spent with my twin brother back in 1993. This is the one story that I think I told exactly the way I wanted to. That doesn’t happen often with me.
As for tomorrow, I hope it’s whatever you want it to be. I’ll be back here on Wednesday.
(Graphic from scri8.com)