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  • Gustave Caillebotte, Rooftops under Snow, 1878

    A Long Winter’s Nap

    This is a short, yet profound meditation on Christmas that I’ve held onto since it appeared in the Editorial section of The New York Times last year.  It is, in my opinion,…

  • Tsuchiya Koitsu, Suijin woods in the snow along the Sumida River, Tokyo

    Christmas Sparrow, by Billy Collins

    Every year, my wife and I send out Christmas cards along with a story or a poem tucked carefully inside to our close friends and family. We chose this amazing poem by Billy Collins this year and I wish to share it with all of you.