Welcome to Larry Andrews' website.

Greetings and welcome to my blog spot.

I've written two novels since my retirement in 2008. The first is a romance, Songs of Sadness, Songs of Love. The second is an action/mysteryThe China-Africa Parallax: A Ryan and Gillian Mystery.

Among the textbooks I have written areLinguistics for L2 Teachers, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, 2001; and Language Exploration and Awareness: A Resource Book for Teachers, 3rd edition, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, 2006. This textbook was translated into Korean by Pagijong Press, Seoul, South Korea. 2010.

I am presently writing my third Ryan and Gillian novel, The Nathan Culper Brotherhood. You can follow my progress on novel #3 here at this blog site.

To order any of my titles please go either to nook.com or amazon.com (Kindle users can go to the Kindle Store.).

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Saying Merry Christmas

Saying Merry Christmas

Saying “Merry Christmas” 100 times per year
For 60 years yields nearly 6000 smiles of cheer.
Must we? And, you don’t have to have it white,

In order for Christmas to feel right.
Nor do we have to have three wise men standing
In awe beside a manger, each one handing

Over costly gifts: frankincense, myrrh, and gold.
Angels are nice, especially when they sing two-fold
Amens and Halleluiahs, announcing the birth

Of the Child, the Messiah, a King on Earth.
But we’ve had Christmases before sans seraph,
And no one reported the loss to the sheriff.

From Kyoto to Berlin, to Oslo or Cape Cod,
Whether Mele Kalikimaka or Feliz Navidad,
 In upscale penthouses or nomadic tents
People observe Kwanzaa, Yule or Holy Innocents.

How do worship ideas become
Organized by the rules of thumb
In families, in communities?
By using theological opportunities.

30 April 2013

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