Thanksgiving 2012: I am trimming my tiny tree, sealing Christmas cards and writing my first blog post for the 2012 holiday season. I look at my Snoopy holiday stationary (so I can pen pal my babies). A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is on the television.
Christmas Eve with Auntie is a tradition. When I announced that I was moving to New York City in 2010, the first thing the nieces and nephews asked was, "What about Christmas Eve?" Traditions are to be honored.
I hate cold weather, but Christmas time brings out the warm and fuzzy in me. This time of year, I cheerfully hum a tune, decorate the tree, and anticipate spending time with family. There is an idealist in me that "would like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony."
Cookie Meets Peanut, comes out September 23rd and is based on a special dynamic in her own family -- how Cookie, her much loved 14-year-old dog, and her 4-year-old daughter, Bryn, became friends after a rocky start.
During a single year of the not-great Harding presidency, four great cartoonists came into the world. Two of those 1922-born men died recently -- "The Family Circus" creator Bil Keane in November and the Joker creator (some say co-creator) Jerry Robinson in December.
Charlie Brown's little Christmas tree and all your favorite childhood characters come to life in Pig Brooch's production of The Charlie Brown Christmas Special. The folks at Pig Brooch get all of the pacing, dancing and mannerisms down flawlessly.