'Tis the Season
Christmas time is here again!
I held my 3rd annual Christmas Ale (and bourbon!) and Chili Around the Pool Table
night with a group of the guys from our neighborhood. It's my official kickoff for the season, and while I can't say that anyone really shot a stellar game of pool, we had a blast. I posted a short blog
with a couple pictures about it, in case you want a peek at my basement. The "beer fridge" for the night is pictured at the right. :-)
Christmas week is the time to get together with family and friends, and recharge a bit of the soul! It's also the week for last minute Christmas shopping... which I'll be doing today!
Holiday Songs and Stories
has been on my mailing list for long knows that I am a total Christmas nut. Our house has the most lights on the block. Our tree has a million ornaments. I own about 300 Christmas CDs!
used to write and record my own new holiday song every year to give as a gift to family and friends. I recorded most of them with my sister-in-law on lead vocals, but one of my favorites was recorded live in a basement studio with musicians from a couple different bands I'd worked with. It's called "Show Me Christmas" and you can listen to it on my website's Xmas page.
Download it and put it on your iPod this year!
I also have written some short Christmas stories over the years, and my Xmas page
includes links to my short e-book of Christmas Tales
which collects those stories, along with some of my holiday song lyrics. A warning: Don't look for horror tales here -- these are
heartwarming fantasy tales! I hope these stories bring a little Christmas cheer to people who enjoy all genres of fiction. So if you haven't read them in Christmas' past, I hope you'll download a copy from Amazon
or any of the other usual ebook places, settle down on a "cold winter's night" and enjoy them this Christmas week.
I'm personally looking forward to a relaxing week with my family... I may even be recording a new original Christmas song in the next couple days with Shaun on vocals... just have to finish the backing tracks... after I finish my shopping.
I hope you are able to spend some enjoyable, revitalizing time with those you hold dear this week.
Happy Holidays from my family to yours,