The View From My Lap

Survey2.jpg Finney watches Buddy from my lap. It’s all about the food. I wish weight wasn’t an issue and I could just feed and feed and feed them. Knock yourselves out, guys. Food all the time forever.

I just turned on itunes. Time for a list! Some of my Christmas music favorites:

Amahl and the Night Visitors
Snoopy and the Red Baron Christmas
The Bing Crosby/David Bowie Duet
Handel’s Messiah
Bach’s Magnificat
Vivaldi’s Gloria
Anything by Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland
Il Est Ne, Le Devin Enfant

Actually, I’m bored with this list! What’s a better list? I pulled out some Christmas books to read.

Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Cat Who Came for Christmas by Cleveland Amory
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote (short story)

I should explore more stories in this collection that has the Capote story. It’s called A New Christmas Treasury. The Capote story is lovely, but sad. The Cat Who Came for Christmas is hysterical. A Christmas Carol, well, everyone knows the story, but the book itself, if you haven’t read it, is edgier than most movie versions, and Silent Night, I don’t remember if it’s any good, but hopefully it will be fun.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “The View From My Lap

  1. Stacy!! Goat noise here, just happened upon your blog. Gonna get “Waiting for my Cats to Die,” didn’t know about it. Very happy holidays to you! Love, Phil.

  2. Hi Phil, thank you!! Nice to see you around again! How did you end up in Maine? Lisa Cooley is there.

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