Tag Archives: holidays

Have a Great Time, but Remember…

…not to panda to your worst impulses! “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And then try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” ~Ron White “A lady came up to me and said … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays

We woke up to snow this morning. So, on the one hand we’ll have a white Christmas. Yay! On the other hand, as soon as I’m done posting this, I have go out and shovel our driveway in -8° weather … Continue reading

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20 Different Versions of Jingle Bells

“Jingle Bells” is one ofthe most widely sung tunes in the world, although its lyrics vary from country to country. It was written by one-hit-wonder James Lord Pierpont (for Thanksgiving) in remembrance of the sleigh races in his hometown of … Continue reading

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Put the X Back in Xmas!

Thought for the Week People often assume that the term “Xmas” is an attempt to take “Christ” out of Christmas. But did you know that: The term Xmas dates all the way back to the Middle Ages. X is an … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Bag?

Lots of bags get carried in December! More, in fact, than any other month of the year. Shopping bags—even if you shop via Amazon (the website, not the jungle), there’s a good chance it’ll arrive in a bag. Travel bags … Continue reading

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We’re transcontinental. After we moved our little nuclear family to Ohio almost eighteen years ago, our youngest child Beth moved back to California to attend college, stay, and start a little clan of her own. Meanwhile, our extended family members … Continue reading

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So Many Holidays, So Little Time!

“Look, brothers, I painted a selfie!” Thought for the Week Hey, it’s Cyber Monk Day–why is everybody shopping online when we should be deep in spiritual contemplation…about all the money we’ve spent? Yes, I know it’s Cyber Monday. It’s just … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Our Thanksgiving Tree (beautifully decorated and photographed by my wife Trudy). On Thanksgiving Day we’ll add strips of paper with our family’s 2022 “I’m thankful fors” artfully calligraphed onto them (also Trudy’s work). And, yes, soon thereafter the tree will … Continue reading

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Vacation Homes for You to Try

Originally posted on Potatoes and the Promise of More Potatoes:
Oceanview-View Beach House: Five bedroom, two bath Cape Hattaras beach house with stunning views of beach houses that have stunning views of the Atlantic ocean. There is a private pool…

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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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