2012 One Like You-- For every one like me, there's...
2011 The Gift of Comfort -- Few gifts are greater than that.
2010 Christmas Bells -- A bridge to days gone by.
2009 Secret Wish -- My '09 Christmas list has only one item.
2008 Counting Christmases -- Count each one; appreciate each one.
2007 More Good Than Bad -- Some people sure are.
2006 Take Care of You -- Your most precious gift.
2005 Earning Their Wings -- Attaboy, Clarence.
2004 Christmas in September -- A dog's arrival was the best present ever.
Other Seasonal Essays
And Winter Came -- Enriching an already wonderful Christmas season.
Day's End -- Nightly reflection yields both comfort and discomfort.
Riding in Cars -- "Her longing surely dwarfed my own..."
(Shoestring) Salvation -- Small charities accomplish very big things.
Scraping By -- Alleviataing suffering (human & animal) on a shoestring.
Snowprints -- "...prints that could not have existed the day before."
Sweet Seymour -- A day in the life of a homeless cat.
More Things Change... -- Janna's medical scares becoming holiday tradition.
This Giving Season -- Almost everyone has something to offer -- and does.
This Healing Season -- "I found solace on runs along deserted wooded trails..."
Xmas Comes Early -- Thanks to dedicated animal care-givers.
Xmas Comes Early (2) -- Janna dodges another bullet.