Daily Archives: December 12, 2007


The other day I woke to hear a story of a family who had nothing. The kids’ letters to Santa were simple. They wanted new toothbrushes for Christmas. They learned in school about the importance of dental care and their greatest wish was to participate in this activity.

And I’m wondering what to get my f*cking dog. (Which today feels like ink remover for my couch and carpet.  Apparently she hasn’t yet mastered the essence of penmanship.)

I remember the story of this family as I shop for the people I love. I feel as if I should make a donation to a charity on their behalf. Now that’s a good idea, don’t you think?