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Holiday Togetherness

The end of December is the time when people seem more open-hearted and kind. Our celebration of Christmas and the numerous other December holidays, might account for much of this positivity. In the Northern Hemisphere, December coincides with wintertime–a time … Continue reading

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Anticipation

I remember the Heinz 57 Ketchup commercial’s use of Carly Simon’s hit “Anticipation” better than the lyrics of the song itself. That’s the power of advertising and repetition. The later date of the 1978 commercial versus the 1971 date of … Continue reading

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The 1914 Christmas Truce

An unthinkable series of spontaneous peaceful actions took place almost a century ago during the Great War.  99 years ago, today, was the beginning of the Christmas Truce of 1914.  Because of it’s peculiarity and that it happened nearly a … Continue reading

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Happy Solstice

Depending upon where you live, today is the beginning of the coldest season or the start of the hottest time of year. It’s also the reason for the seasonal celebrations of our culture. The December solstice marks the shortest day … Continue reading

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Have A Jolly Saturnalia

The past few years, there’s been a big kerfuffle and  fuss about some sort of “war on Christmas”. The war appears to have been conjured up by disgruntled media celebrities.  After studying the so called armed conflict, I’ve never seen … Continue reading

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The Third Day Of Christmas

Whenever the phrase, “twelve days of Christmas”,  is heard, most folks automatically think of the song.  But tradition, way back in antiquity of old religious practice, holds the twelve days as formal doctrine.  Generally speaking, the first day is December … Continue reading

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A Holiday For Terry

I tugged the blankets up to my face and curled up more tightly into a ball. I really needed to get out of bed to start the day, a busy day of stocking shelves and helping customers at “Ed’s Food … Continue reading

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