Turkey, stuffing, sweet potato soufflé, some kind of cranberry concoction; family and friends gathered round the table, and a time to return thanks for all the blessings in our lives – that’s what Thanksgiving is all about. Well, that and football. Actually, forget the overcooked bird that’s bigger than your face, Thanksgiving is mostly about […]
Draw close against November's chill, and open up to the warmth of sharing different celebrations that make us unique. It's a wonderful way to break down boundaries and build new bonds.
We take it for granted every day. We commute to work, drive across town and travel around the country on vacation. We give little thought to all those other lives we pass along our way. The third Sunday in November is a good day to slow down and consider the harm we do when we […]
There can be something very satisfying about telling someone to “go take a hike”. You may even be tempted, daily, to tell your boss to “take a hike”. On November 17, preserve your job and sanity by telling yourself to “take a hike” and join others who will take to wooded trails and mountain ridges […]
We are all so different, and yet, we are all so much alike. Celebrating our individuality and saluting all that we share makes us better people. The 16th of November marks the International Day for Tolerance on the calendar, but we should mark it in our hearts every day of the year. The world population […]
Veteran’s Day is one of those pseudo “holidays” that’s hard to know how to celebrate. It’s more about remembering and honoring rather than feasting and revelry. “Veterans” can be a vague word, conjuring up images of crusty bearded men with braided hair down their back protesting this or that or, more lately, amputees that stare […]