Happy Holidays Archive

Spontaneous Dance Party

In “Yes Please,” the new memoir by comedienne and actress Amy Poehler, the author explains the power of the spontaneous dance party. It’s a way, she writes, for people to get out of their heads and into their bodies, to just be in the ...Read More

Countdown to Christmas

Hi there! I’m back. I didn’t mean to take a break from Red Shutters. I definitely didn’t intend to go into “radio silence” for 11 days—especially after the 33 days of continuous posts that made November and early December so busy here. But, life—that thing ...Read More

Bye Bye Christmas 2013

And, whoosh… the holidays are over. Yesterday, after the last guest departed, I felt as if I had emerged from a long-distance underwater swim.  When the door closed and the last good-bye was made, it was as if I had broken through the surface ...Read More