Category Archives: Holidays

Both legal and traditional

Irish for a Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and everyone will be wearing green. I don’t want to be different. Everyone wants to be Irish. They go to extraordinary lengths to find Irish relatives and trace their geology back to Ireland. I turn on the … Continue reading

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Spring Forward – Fall Back

The time is changing again. I have an extra hour of daylight in the evening starting this week. But that creates a problem – what to do with my extra hour?  Just about the time I get adjusted to standard time, it springs … Continue reading

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Of Boys and Red Balloons

Mylar balloons on ceiling | Jekemp | flickr | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 – 2-12-05 It all started when I walked into Walmart and found that the store had sprouted a forest of helium Mylar balloons overnight. I was an easy mark … Continue reading

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Wishes and Kisses

While most women want something romantic and nice for Valentine’s Day, my expectations are considerably lower. What I would really like is a nice dinner out somewhere, some place that has waiters and dim lights and where you don’t have … Continue reading

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I Resolve

It’s time to make New Year’s Resolutions again. Everyone is feeling a bit guilty about all those calories consumed over the holidays. The beginning of the calendar year always seems like a good time to get a fresh start. Looking … Continue reading

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Mind Your Peas

Have a bad year and are wishing for better luck next year? Try eating some black-eyed peas. Black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day are a southern tradition. There seems to be little agreement on how this custom began, though, or … Continue reading

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An Interview with Father Time

Father Time, before we begin I just have to ask you this.  Do you hate it when your alarm clock goes off in the morning? Oh, my dear, I do not have a clock or an alarm.  Those were invented … Continue reading

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With Resolution

Well, it’s almost the beginning of the year again and everyone is talking about making New Year’s resolutions, as if turning the page on the calendar is incentive enough for ending all bad habits and beginning of a new page … Continue reading

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101 Things to Do With a Dead Christmas Tree

That real, live Christmas tree seemed so special when you decided to buy it. Now, there it is in the middle of the living room, the once alive Christmas tree drawing its last breath. Now some people may just want … Continue reading

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I’m a Grinch

Some people handle Christmas well. They have cards addressed from their alphabetized list and sent out by the first of December. I consider sending cards the week before Christmas, but forget to buy them and can’t find my list anyhow. … Continue reading

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