Your Daily Dose of Christmas

 I feature this song every year: Dan Fogelberg’s “Same Old Lang Syne”, which to me perfectly captures a normal part of the emotional fabric of Christmas: the wistful looking-back as we get ready to add another year to the pile. It’s easy to gaze into the past and wonder about the futures that might have been had we made one decision or another along the way, and this song describes a moment in Fogelberg’s life–a real moment, as it turns out–where he came face to face with someone with whom he shared a past before their lives diverged.

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