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A Holiday You May Have Missed!

Every day in May is a holiday. Except one! There are serious days like National Day of Prayer and Memorial Day. There are the things-to-do days, like Free Comic Book Day (5/7), Eat What you Want Day (5/11), Red Nose Day … Continue reading

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The Holiday-iest Week Ever?

Few weeks have as many holidays as this one! Take a look: March 13 – Daylight Savings Time began in North America and elsewhere, also known as CWPJNDT (Could We Please Just Not Do This?) Day. March 14 – Not … Continue reading

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Foods I Have Known and Loved

My Real Memoir The holidays are about love. And love is about family. And family is about food. Ergo, love is food. So, pardon me while I reminisce about when food and I first started going steady. Of course, my … Continue reading

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A Personal Gallery of Holiday Images

Like most people, my wife and I snap pictures of holiday memories, fall getaways, Thanksgivings, winter daytrips and, of course, Christmas — Trudy magically Christmafies our home every year. Here’s a gallery of images (minus family-only photos) we’ve captured during … Continue reading

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A Holiday Tradition

Originally posted on 5thGenerationgirl:
I’m not sure why; during my adulthood, I’d jump out of my Halloween costume and begin preparing for Christmas. It wasn’t until one year at ages 10 and 17 my children asked why we never celebrate…

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The Hipster is Dead — Long Live the Hipster!

To paraphrase the quintessential 19th Century hipster, Mark Twain, “Reports of the death of the hipster have been greatly exaggerated.” They’ve always been with us, they’re just “evolving” (how hip is that?), from Babel to Bauhaus, Beatnik to Hippie, Grunge … Continue reading

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Our Just-the-Right-Height New Christmas Tree!

Short people don’t usually come to mind when we think of disadvantaged folks. I mean, Lady Gaga, Prince, Ariana Grande, Beethoven, and Picasso seem to have done alright for themselves. Still, there’s a certain stigma to the label “short.” So, … Continue reading

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Ad Slogans – What We’re Really Thinking

It’s shopping time again! From Black Friday (though this year it’s more like Black Everyday), to Cyber Monday, to infinity and beyond! Along with the emails we get from advertisers we never subscribed to (click ‘unsubscribe’ and give them your … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Eat the Ribbons!

Am I the only one whose little cat thinks each bit of Christmas ribbon is a strand of pasta? Then, discovering it’s actually nasty and terribly vile, hurls it up in tidy little piles of cheery, multicolored Christmas bile? With … Continue reading

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From Crappy to Happy

It’s funny how Thanksgiving, America’s official day of gratitude, is followed by Black Friday, our unofficial day of grumbling. Of course, you can always avoid shopping and sit at home complaining about the “&%@#*ing commercialization of the holidays!” But that … Continue reading

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