September 19, 2017

Archives for December 2011

The Daze of Our Lives

 • By John F. Chisholm • I worry. I worry that that I'm not all here. Unfortunately, I have cause. Perhaps an example would help. A few years ago, I made an equipment cart for my … [Read more...]

Garden Carol – December 2011

First published in the Bangor Daily News in December 2011 The longstanding, short-sighted tradition of my Instamatastic Garden Carols continues by ripping through that … [Read more...]

Garden Carol – December 2010

First published in the Bangor Daily News in December 2010 Welcome, dear readers-carolers, to the seventh round of holiday cheer, when I take annual liberties to abuse eardrums and good taste … [Read more...]

Garden Carol – December 2009

First published in the Bangor Daily News in December 2009 Send the kiddies to the root cellar and put on your Grinch pants 'cause it is time once again to lift your voice in joyless refrain for our … [Read more...]

Christmas 2011

• By John F. Chisholm • Christmas exerts a pressure all its own.  Try as I will to regard it as simply another holiday or, better yet, just another day, the expectations of the season weigh heavily … [Read more...]

Garden Carol – December 2008

First published in the Bangor Daily News in December 2008 Tune up the pitchfork because it is time to frighten the neighbors and small children with this, my latest carol retooling. Hard to … [Read more...]

Garden Carol – December 2007

First published in the Bangor Daily News in December 2007 Mi, mi, mi, mi, mi. Yes, call the neighbors and pour the eggnog because it is time to sing along in our annual Christmas carol garden … [Read more...]

Garden Carol – December 2006

First published in the Bangor Daily News in December 2006 With the holiday season breathing down our necks, it is time once again for this, my third not-quite-annual wreaking havoc with carols. For … [Read more...]

Garden Carol – December 2004

First published in the Bangor Daily News in December 2004 As you finish off the last of the fruitcake — and I am not going to ask exactly how you plan to "finish" it off — you may want to gather … [Read more...]

Garden Carol – December 2003

First published in the Bangor Daily News in December 2003 - It didn't even have a name, just Garden Carol Editor's Note: Janine Pineo urges you to gather the family, pour some eggnog and sing this … [Read more...]