By |2018-03-02T16:43:34-06:00November 21st, 2012|

At the bank drive up window yesterday, after deposit is made, the teller cheerfully tells me, "Have a Happy Thanksgiving!" I smile, return her greeting. And think: it's funny how saying "Merry Christmas" has become [...]

Will your holidays be holy days?

By |2018-03-02T16:44:27-06:00November 5th, 2012|

It's November. The holidays are coming we tell each other, sometimes with a wild, fearful look in our eyes. But think about that word—holidays. Holy days. Its etymology is far removed from its current stress-inducing [...]

Fasting before feasting

By |2018-03-02T18:59:14-06:00November 17th, 2011|

A week from today, Americans will gather around tables and eat. A lot. We will feast. Despite the name of the day, many will do so mindlessly. They will feast without being thankful, stress out [...]


By |2018-03-02T19:01:11-06:00December 1st, 2010|

We were at home for Thanksgiving this year, and invited some friends to share a meal with us. This holiday provided a lot of bonding time with my kids, especially with my son, [...]


By |2018-03-02T19:02:26-06:00November 30th, 2009|

What a week. I love to cook, so this holiday, for me, is all about the food, not the shopping. So I cooked all day Wednesday and half of Thursday, and then we ate leftovers [...]

Giving thanks

By |2009-11-23T16:28:40-06:00November 23rd, 2009|

Are you feeling thankful yet? Or just busy? I'm juggling work, deadlines, and planning dinner for 12 people (five of whom are new to the country, strangers to us, and may not speak much English). I'm [...]

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