Category Archives: holiday

Worst Christmas Became Most Memorable Christmas

Heartwarming Christmas story with despair, secrets, delight, and some poo. Continue reading

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Living Beyond Boundaries Thanks To Dad

My father never let on that the ride that night was dangerous. Continue reading

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Un-Cliché Your Valentine’s Day

No one’s disparaging chocolate. But why not show love in wider ways? Make up your own heart symbol, perform anonymous good deeds, build something, revive the mix-tape tradition, and 16 other ideas. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: A Holiday To Prevent War

Thanksgiving, proclaimed a national holiday in hopes of unifying country. Continue reading

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Slacker New Year’s Eve

Relax. Stay home with your family this New Year’s Eve. Continue reading

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Do You Tell The Truth About Santa?

I vowed I would not follow the collective Santa lie with my own children. Sure, the truth might lead them right into the same minefield of logic versus belief with some other kid. That isn’t a bad thing, it’s how kids learn to think for themselves (as long as their parents don’t run interference). But I had no intention of killing Santa entirely. Continue reading

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