‘Tis the Season of Light, ‘Tis the Season of Whimsy

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There’s a reason this time of year holds so many festivals from all kinds of cultures and religions–and that those festivals often involve a tradition involving light. In part of the world the days draw short. Before the world understood … Continue reading

Turning Holiday Fear into Holiday Cheer

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Given the response I received on yesterday’s post “‘Tis the Season for Sadness” it seems I struck a chord, and that many people struggle through this season for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s the shortness of the days, the weather, … Continue reading

‘Tis the Season for Sadness

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‘Tis the season, I guess. Every year, as the hustle and bustle surrounding Christmas grows, as twinkle lights appear in trees and window, as festive songs play for far too long on radio stations determined to jump straight from Halloween … Continue reading

Preparing for Thanksgivukkah

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Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Two of my favorite holidays meet and become one. While a minor holiday in terms of Judaism (and not my favorite) I always love lighting the candles and using that … Continue reading