A Toast at the First Thanksgiving

What were the pilgrims thankful for at the first thanksgiving? We’ve heard the stories, now read the text which I have thankfully recreated here.

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My Thoughts Editorial: Easter

This editorial does not necessarily reflect the views of the author, distributor, or advertisers of this fine column. Another holiday season is upon us. Churches are deco­rating, people are fasting, and stores are stocking up on candy to end a forty-day fast as soon as the over-­commercialized Easter Sunday comes along. Kids are look­ing for […]

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V-Day, the Ugly Truth

A friend recently emailed me and told me that (and I quote): “You know those darn girlfriends just get in the way of our selfishness.” This sorry, selfish man sends himself Valen­tines and sends a yearly email on the fourteenth of Febru­ary, complaining about Valentine’s Day. “It is a day for the women to get […]

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I’ll Be Home with Bells On

Christmas is upon us. Kids are on break from school, shop­pers scurry to find gifts at stores only to find empty shelves, and families are preparing to gather. I only bought two pres­ents this year, both of which I cannot mention because I have not given them yet. I do not want to ruin the […]

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Christmas Wish List

The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally known as the day after Thanksgiving. It is also known as the busiest shopping day of the year. For some reason, even though stores have Christmas decorations up already in July, shoppers do not start shopping until the day after Thanksgiving, which is on a Friday this year as […]

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Ghouls, Goblins, and Ghosts–Oh, My!

Halloween is upon us and you know what that means! A gi­ant marshmallow. Or whatever the kids dress as these days. I remember the days when I went out as Oscar the Grouch, a henchman, a pumpkin, and a crème puff. These were not store bought costumes but elaborate costumes created by my loving mother. […]

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Santa Claus, Saint or Felon?

So on the night of the 24th some fat guy in a red suit is supposed to break into millions of homes by squeezing through a chimney that at most is two feet wide and at least two inches. Oh, he is supposed to walk on an icy roof with a sack full of toys […]

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