Hallowed

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

Honor thy...?

"Real" is not the same as legal, biological, or orthodox. Read More...

'Tis the season…

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

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...

Pine

Not everything yields to reason--nor should it. 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...

Too good for me

Some Valentine’s thoughts. Read More...

With a bow

The beauty of wrapped gifts. Read More...

Fudge!

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

Self-made

How hate becomes obsession. Read More...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

A comment on making ill-informed opinions leads to a surprising place. Read More...

The Season of Light

Our eclectic friends celebrate the holdiays. Read More...

The Season of Darkness

Meditation of the depths of winter. Read More...

It's never about what it's about

Looking to subtext and beyond. Read More...

Out of line

In which i recall some horrors of being the new kid in school. Read More...

Just a matter of taste

A food I dislike give perspective on others’ preferences. 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...

Guzzle, guzzle, munch, munch

Holiday dinner traditions mean more than you think, take two. Read More...

What's for dinner?

Holiday dinners mean more than you think, take one. Read More...