Monthly Archives: November 2011

Hair Fallout :(

Bad hair. That’s one of the consequences of wearing The Santa Hat. This little hat o’ mine is quite plush and my head starts to heat up pretty much on contact with The Hat. Soon after, my scalp’s in a … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There Is Totally a Santa….

I pull up in my car, late to a meeting in Hartford first thing Monday morning. No parking places left on the busy street. Until I get out of my car, wearing The Santa Hat, and a man suddenly appears … Continue reading

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Commit!

Thank goodness Santa Hat math is straightforward. Otherwise, my math-averse mind wouldn’t get it. It’s simple: how much you commit to wearing The Hat is directly proportional to how many adventures you have and connections you make. Today, for example, … Continue reading

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The First Day

Thank you to the smiling man who called out encouragingly, “Looking good! Have a happy holiday season,” as he pulled in next to me in the parking lot. Yup. I started wearing The Hat today (actually, last night, but that’s … Continue reading

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Surprised by Grace in Unexpected Places

Swaggering behind the meat counter at Whole Foods, the hip, attractive, twenty-something dude waiting on me compliments me on my Santa hat. As I watch him put together my order, I figure what the heck, I’ll ask him what he’d … Continue reading

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Why you wear it

One reason why you wear The Santa Hat during the holidays, year after year, is to remind yourself of how you want to act all of the time. Because if you’re wearing The Santa Hat, you sure as shootin’ let … Continue reading

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My Santa Hat Tradition Begins

It’s November 2003 and I’m waiting. Waiting in a long checkout line of holiday shoppers at a chain bath and bedroom store, happy to be out with my twin teenage daughters on a sparkly fall day. As I gaze around, … Continue reading

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