Once a year, the entire world leaves the past behind and embraces the future. With united spirits, we rejoice and share a magical moment at midnight. America is a young member of this global celebration, and while we’ve borrowed many of our New Year’s Eve traditions, we have our own that revolves around the drop […]
Deck the halls, light the fires, and look up into December's winter sky. For every twinkling star we see, someone in the world is celebrating a special day, and that unites us all.
Everyone loves a fresh start. This explains why people get wrapped up in the idea of celebrating New Year’s Eve. The truth is, nobody keeps resolutions and those who celebrate the ball drop can’t remember it the next day. Perhaps New Year’s Eve should be renamed “The Evening of Regrets”. It’s the one night in […]
December 29 is Get on the Scales Day. Every stitch of clothing has been removed. Dentures, extra hair, eyewear – all gone. Standing in front of the scale your foot pauses in mid-step, hovering as you hesitate, eyeing the device with suspicion. This comes at the cusp between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, prompting babble […]
It’s fitting the youngest child in the family lights the first candle. Kwanzaa is a young holiday, born in 1966 amidst the Civil Rights Movement. That initial flame flickered brightly and grew stronger with each passing year, and it now shines in homes for seven days every December. Beginning the day after Christmas, a special […]
Every year, parents are awakened on Christmas morning by very affective alarm clocks. At the first signs of dawn eager kids, filled with anticipation, can no longer curb their enthusiasm. Children have lain awake all night with visions of toys dancing in their heads. Some creep downstairs to quietly approach mountains of presents under the […]