Tag Archives: holiday

Yule Log

It’s the end of November when my wife and I celebrate our yule log tradition: Wife: “You’ll log off that computer right now and help me with the Christmas decorations, if you know what’s good for you!” Me: (traditional festive … Continue reading

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Rough Grace

It was 30 years ago, just before Thanksgiving weekend, on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Los Angeles International Airport was crawling with pre-holiday misery. Planes were late and tempers were flaring. The holidays might be impending, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving is Coming!

Thanksgiving is one of America’s favorite holidays. But for many its real name should probably be Self-indulgence Day. So, enjoy, but remember: 1) Pause and be thankful 2) Appreciate your forebears: 3) And don’t get ahead of yourself. Have great week, peeps! (Oops, … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day!

So I Googled “labor” and the first thing that popped up was this image. Perfect! I thought. I mean, what better represents labor than Hello Kitty in a hard hat, ready to do some brawny construction work with her pink … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

∞ ∞ ∞ The part of me that claims to be Irish salutes the part of you that claims to be Irish! (I’m actually about a 4th Irish, and absurdly proud of it. You?)∞ ∞ ∞ “For the great Gaels … Continue reading

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Scheduling Happiness

It was 1987, and we were taking our first real vacation, thanks to the tremendous growth of the mutual fund into which I’d wisely poured our money. It was autumn, so we opted for New England, one of the few … Continue reading

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Existentialist Family Holiday

Summer is officially here (in my hemisphere, anyway).  And that means vacation planning!  May your holidays be free of angst.  Some tips: Avoid Kafka Festivals, bald sopranos, any town named Weltschmerz, and any place that has No Exit. Hey, life may … Continue reading

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