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Dreaming of a Buddhist Christmas

Chris is a typical teenage boy. He attends Ferris High School, is in the throes of his first romance and is a guitarist in a lousy punk rock garage band that he hopes can somehow pull it together for the school talent show. He’s also a Buddhist. “My Buddhist Christmas,” by Spokane author Jeremy Phillips, is a coming-of-age-tale with a spiritual twist. Phillips came to Buddhism later in life and wondered how his experience differed from that of his two kids, now 13 and 17. “When I started taking my kids to a Shin Buddhist temple in Spokane, I started to wonder how the conflicts of life might go for these kids, conflicts which can be even more of a challenge during the Christmas season”/Cindy Hval, SR. More here.

Question: Are you an outsider when it comes to Christmas in this country?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.