Tag Archives: celebration

Dignity

It’s Labor Day in my country, a day in which we honor everyday working people. In other words, the vast majority of our population. This year has been uniquely difficult for them. Not only for restaurant servers, tradespeople and retail … Continue reading

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Honestly? I’m a gringo. But I grew up near enough to take daytrips into México. And I always had enough friends with big Mexican families to get a taste of—and for—south-of-the-border culture. Which, to me, meant The Two Fs: Family … Continue reading

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New Year’s Traditions Around the World

New Year’s traditions vary wildly from culture to culture, although almost all include the Three F’s: food, fun and fireworks. Oh, yeah, and ways to assure good luck in the coming year. Whatever your traditions, may your New Year (and … Continue reading

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Celebrate Yourself!

Those who’ve read my past posts will know I’m not a fan of the self-esteem movement. Nevertheless, I do believe that, just as acknowledging our failings is important, there are times and ways in which self-appreciation is equally wise, healthy … Continue reading

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How is 2019?

It’s still 2018 where I live (seven hours till midnight), but I can’t wait to find out, so, to all my friends in Asia: How is 2019?!

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Love is a Bridge

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” ~Martin Luther King Jr. Sir Isaac Newton once said, “We build too … Continue reading

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Happy Blogday Two Me!

My Second Blogday came and went a couple of weeks ago without my even noticing. Which indicates that I’m growing up, I suppose. I mean, heck, I’m in my “terrible twos,” cruising around, breaking stuff all over the internet. For years … Continue reading

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Happy Blogday to Me!

One year ago today, I launched this blog site with the prophetically titled post Don’t Read This, You’ll Only Encourage Him So join me now for a glass of virtual (calorie-free!) punch and imaginary cake… And thank you, dear friends, … Continue reading

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What’s Worse?

What’s worse: Letting others down, or letting yourself down? We celebrate in public. But when we fail…we go home. ~from The Wishing Map, Episode 42

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