The summer heat is gladly forgotten as chilly breezes encircle our shoulders like the embrace of friends we have missed. Brilliant sunsets streak across the sky and paint glorious backdrops for golden maples and scarlet oaks. It is time to dig into crisp apples, pull out folded sweaters and enjoy the beautiful glow of a […]
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.
Everyone knows the adventures of Pocahontas and Sacajawea, both brave Native American women who crossed cultural barriers before there was such a term. Fearless chiefs and warriors carved their names into our history by defending Native American land and lives. Geronimo, Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse are legends but they were real men. Native American […]
Two candles make the difference between a menorah and a hanukkiah. There are 16 ways to spell Hanukkah but Chanukah is the most popular alternative. It is older than Christmas by at least 170 years, but it did not become widely celebrated until the 1800s. One observance and a few differences blend together for eight […]
Thanksgiving traditions have remained deliciously unchanged over the years. Family and friends gather around the table, share a bountiful meal and bask in a holiday glow. We give thanks for the food on our plates, roofs over our heads and festive spirits that bring us together. What about all the secret things we are thankful […]
If you could be any one of the amazing balloons floating over the skyline of Manhattan, which one would it be? Which helium-filled star in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade best represents your highest flying daydreams? Think carefully. Would you choose Popeye of spinach-chomping fame? In 1957, his rain-filled sailor cap spilled and drenched parade spectators […]
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 always a good day to slow down and consider the harm we do when […]