Hallowed

In which I attempt to dispel misinformation about Halloween, All Hallows, and notions of what is and isn't hallowed. Read More...

Yankee Doodle Sweetheart

Two real live nephews of our Uncle Sam, he is my Yankee Doodle joy. Read More...

'Tis the season…

What (or who) defines a holiday or its season... or us, for that matter? Read More...

Frights in the night

Thinking about nightmares, what they meant, and what they don't mean. Read More...

Woe

My evolving understanding of Mardi Gras and Lent. Read More...

Red plus White plus Blue

Some reflections on Old Glory and what/who she represents. Read More...

Brightening

People are the bright spots in most lives. Read More...

Caroling

Some people have a higher tolerance than others. Read More...

Brightly shining

The dark reveals the stars. Read More...

Upon the highest bough

A silly star reminds me of many not-silly things. Read More...

Like the ones I used to know

Unexpected treasures from the past. Read More...

Gifted

The fear of inappropriate gifts. Read More...

In the bag

A long forgotten moment recalled. Read More...

Tradition, tradition!

What is a traditional observance, anyway? Read More...

A million ways

If you want to be happy... Read More...

Milk, sugar, egg…

Even eggnog has baggage. Who knew? Read More...

With a bow

The beauty of wrapped gifts. Read More...

Fudge!

My great-grandma’s divinity fudge. Read More...

All I want for Christmas

Thinking about wishes coming true. Read More...

Perspectives

Some people fight so hard, they actually help the other side. Read More...

How the Heavens Ring

This history of one carol, among other things. Read More...

A big eastern syndicate

The true source of many holiday traditions. Read More...