Christmas Corner

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Memories of Santa Claus

Louis Finnegan was seven years old when he hid behind a chair and watched Santa Claus on Christmas Eve in 1927.

Santa rocked slowly. Pretty soon, Louis heard soft breathing and then a snort. The rocking chair stopped moving, and Santa began to snore. He was asleep!

What happened next changed the life of Louis, his family, and friends forever.

Kindle Edition


A Christmas Short Story

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A boy and his mother befriend a hobo whose music opens the way for compassion, strength, and love during the Great Depression and World War II.


Essays from the Daily Yonder

“Santa's Back, and This Time It's Personal.", 2015.

“Holiday Stories of Faith and Fantasy.”, 2013.

“Rural Social Activism, Born in a Stable.”, 2012.

“The Tao of Andy Griffith.”, 2011.

“The Bounty of Fallow Time.”, 2010.


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