Category: holidays

Now that the season to be jolly is history we’re in the season to seriously look back at what we’ve accomplished in 2011. And, to look forward to what we’ll pretend we want to accomplish in the coming year. Except, not me. When it comes time to make New Year’s Resolutions, I’m a no-show. Looking […]

The darkest days are over, and the days are getting longer, won’t be long we’ll be putting in the garden. For now, I’m taking a day or two off to rest up for the coming year. See you on Thursday. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Here it is, heavy upon us again, the season of giving and getting. It has come too fast, as it does every year, even though every year we seem to start a little bit earlier. The joy of the season is heavily dependent on retail sales, for without sufficient household spending the economy may suffer […]

[Attention Christians: Lest you be offended by my use of the word X-mas, permit yourselves to be educated about it here, and here, and here. However, I am using “X-mas” in the spirit that it is something different from the celebration of Christmas, the spirit that many Christians do find offensive. Essentially, I’m agreeing with […]

I’ve never been able to understand the mayhem associated with the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, particularly since that day sort of marks the beginning of Christmas shopping, a holiday ostensibly about peace, joy and love. Not so for a 15 year-old girl from Muskegon, MI, who was trampled (fortunately not to death) by rabid […]

This is the day folks give thanks with prayers of appreciation for roast turkey, for the stuffing, for the cranberry sauce, the potatoes, the gravy, the rolls, the pumpkin pie, the veggies, even including the squash that normally has no chance of appreciation at all as compared to the corn or the peas. We might […]

I save the trick or treaters some steps by putting a box of treats out by the side of the road. This year it rained so I gave the candy an umbrella. Lots of rain, lots of dry candy, few kids. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious