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Hope Starts With Christmas

Character is revealed not by who we are when things are going our way but in the people we become when everything seems to be going wrong. Never have I been more worried about the future of our country, but I’m no quitter.

December 24, 2016
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For Children, A Holiday From Divorce

For too many children of divorce, this is the season for worry and heartbreak as people who are supposed to be parents surrender all claims to the honor.

October 27, 2016

Christmas Coming At Speed of Light — And Dark

Invented in London, Christmas cards have assumed a somewhat different role in larger community over a vast piece of land, America. They have become a social mechanism to take stock and check in with each other, to take the measure of what has been gained — and lost.

December 25, 2015
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Off We Go, Into The New Year

This has been a rough year in our lives, even if we harbor no personal grievance because of what is churning out there all around us. Just this once, let’s not rattle off the list. Many of us will continue to stake out our own little patches of righteousness, but this is the time of year when we should at least try to acknowledge the truth of the matter: We are all in this together.

December 24, 2015

Presidential Candidates Seek Donors In A Holiday-Giving Mood

The amount of money a campaign raises each quarter has increasingly become an important gauge for judging whether a candidate is garnering the support needed to be viable.

December 23, 2015

Holiday Hangover Cures

I have no sympathy for people who awake with crushing hangovers. A hangover is God’s way of telling you that you are still alive. But I know you expect aid and comfort from me, so I will once again share with you my collection of expert cures for this hangover season

December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas: Right-Wingers, The Red Pope, And Jesus

“War on Christmas” whiners need to drop the poor little put-upon martyr act right now. Listen: No religion gets to brand public spaces as their religious property — that includes your. Also, “war” really is hell, with blood, lifelong trauma, and death. So stop pretending you’re in one.

December 23, 2015

How To Pack Light And Make Your Holiday Cheaper

As people enter the holiday rush and head to their vacations, odds are they are laden with multiple heavy bags. And you know what that means: Get the credit card ready for some cruel and unusual punishment.

December 22, 2015

Loved One In Assisted Living? Make Holidays Merry For All

Stress levels during the holidays often increase, and families with a relative residing in an assisted-living facility may fret about how to include the family member in celebrations.

December 19, 2015

From Potentially Toxic Plants To Ladder Safety, Here Are Some Ways To Help You Make It Through The Holidays

Visiting relatives and overindulging can make for stressful holidays. You made it through Thanksgiving; now here are seven tips to get you through the rest of the season safely and comfortably and with the same pants size.

December 11, 2015

Happy Holidays! Now Ditch The Smartphone

Google predicts this will be our most connected holiday season ever, a trend that worries some who see tech addiction as an increasing threat to work-life balance.

December 9, 2015

How To Protect Yourself From Online Shopping Scams During The Holidays

With more people buying gifts online over the holidays, the potential for fraud is high. Scammers know people are looking for good deals and trying to fulfill their holiday wish lists, often without a lot of time.

December 2, 2015

3 Ways To Protect Yourself From Holiday Identity Theft

The holidays are a great time for buying gifts — and also a prime time for thieves. But having your purse or wallet stolen in a busy mall might be the least of your worries this year when it comes to holiday shopping and identity theft.

December 2, 2015

Are Americans Turning Post-Materialistic?

America’s impulse-buy era may be coming to an end.

December 4, 2014

Holiday Longings

Thanksgiving isn’t always happy, but it’s always meaningful.

November 26, 2014