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The Infinite Loneliness Of The Sole Christmas Celebrant

Christmas is a most solemn holiday because it honors the preciousness of the human spirit and the limited time that humans can partake of that spirit. Christmas is a most joyous holiday because it expresses the emergence of the human … Continue reading

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Reflection 2013 When Labor Day Celebrated Summer

I remember a time when summer was so loved in American culture that it was not ruled by The All Mighty School Year. The start of summer was simple: as soon as it was still light after supper, it was … Continue reading

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When The New Year Was Only About The Calendar

There was a time when the New Year celebration was only about calendars. As the clock approached midnight—there was no dropping ball in those days—you had the irresistible urge to hold on to the current year. You wanted to resist … Continue reading

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When Halloween Was A Homemade Holiday Just For Kids

I remember a time when no one thought of Halloween until at least a week after Columbus Day. As the Pinta, Nina and the Santa Maria vanished from classroom walls, the orange, black and yellow construction paper rose to the … Continue reading

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