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Category: Holidays

New Year’s Resolutions Redux

OK, so raise your hand if you’ve, yet again, wasted your time embarking on that fruitless effort, making a list of ways to better yourself this year. Don’t you ever learn? Don’t you know that if you’re anything like me (God forbid), you will be lucky to last a week before breaking every one of… Continue Reading

The Fruits of Our Labors

As I’ve mentioned before, the naming of the final holiday of summer really baffles me: Labor Day. Simply put, I have no idea why we pick that time of year to celebrate the birth process. Can’t we find something more appropriate to commemorate? Ask any mother, and I’m sure she doesn’t have fond memories of… Continue Reading

‘Tis the Season

Ah, the most wonderful time of year is finally upon us. Food, gift giving, family, Santa—oh, and have I mentioned food—what’s not to like? There are parties, trips to the mall, lots of internet shopping and everybody’s in a good mood, right? And it’s during this special season that we think of those less fortunate… Continue Reading

History Lesson No. 2: Revolutionary War

In honor of Independence Day, I think it’s important to set the record straight, and dispel many of the myths related to the birth of our great country. First, Paul Revere, who is widely regarded as a hero who warned the townspeople of the impending British invasion, was grossly misquoted. Yes, the “one if by… Continue Reading

Federal Holidays

OK, admit it—the ten federal holidays are just another excuse to relax and take it easy. Most of them don’t really have any special significance to you, do they? Do you send birthday cards to all of the dead presidents on Presidents Day? Do you birth a bunch of babies on Labor Day? Of course… Continue Reading

Those Dreaded New Year’s Resolutions

OK, so this is the time when we look back on the prior twelve months and evaluate our shortcomings. We vow to do better in the New Year, when we will have a fresh start. Like many others, I have a long list of ways to improve myself, which I’ll gladly share with you. First, I… Continue Reading