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The Ghosts of Christmas Past

A found poem Image by Oberholster Venita from Pixabay I’ve been thinking a lot about the changing shape of Christmas. No surprise there: this is a Christmas season like none other. This Christmas will be smaller, quieter, and much more contained, for reasons…

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Thanksgiving 2020

On celebrating at a distance Thanksgiving is hands-down my favorite holiday of the year I love everything about Thanksgiving. It’s the one holiday everyone can get behind, regardless of their religious affiliation or lack of same. It’s entirely inclusive and apolitical…

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Do We Need Halloween?

Yes, we do. Now more than ever We’re already eating candy and wearing masks, so why Halloween? It’s the weirdest holiday we celebrate in the U.S., and hasn’t this year been weird enough? Our lives have been reconfigured in ways…

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Christmas Present

Maybe you celebrate Christmas. Maybe you observe Chanukah, or Kwanzaa, or Omisoka or a pre-Christian festival like Yule. Or maybe none of the sectarian holidays resonate with you, so you simply ride things out until New Year’s. However you handle it,…

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