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darlene-quinn's picture
Feb.27.2014
  The holiday season can be one of the most joyful times of the year and also statistically one of the busiest times of the year between travel and shopping expeditions. It’s for this reason that the holiday season is one time of the year that families need to be extra careful with their...
darlene-quinn's picture
Feb.27.2014
  As we move into November, the retail industry has already begun to edge into full a full holiday shopping frenzy. This comes complete with online retailers such as Amazon.com already beginning their Black Friday/ Cyber Monday countdown through week long sales geared at attracting early...
darlene-quinn's picture
Feb.27.2014
  The autumn months bring with them the excitement of fall festivals and holiday seasons. For most children, and some adults, Halloween can be one of the most exciting nights of the year! Yet, amidst the thrills of dressing up and the unquestionable sugar rush that will soon follow at...
michael-warren's picture
Jan.27.2014
Romantic fairy tales always end with, "And they lived happily thereafter." These yarns terminate this way for a simple reason: when a man and a woman fall in love, the story is over. Consequently, all of our love stories are about finding love and losing love. Being in love, it seems, does not a...
michael-warren's picture
Dec.26.2013
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 the inexorable wave of time washing away forever something that had...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.22.2013
I begin with a familiar dream, the one where a flooding disaster is overtaking the world or the area.  As a dream, this one is a rerun and plays out as it always progresses.  I see the oncoming flood in every phase of detail and try warning others.  Others pay little heed.  My...
anne-saker's picture
Dec.19.2013
As a years-long devotee of massage therapy, I appreciate massage therapists. The ones I have known and loved study the mind-body connection with seriousness and compassion. As a result, I have found that, in matters of the spirit, massage therapists generally lean toward the woo-woo. Crystals,...
tracy-ewens's picture
Dec.17.2013
I like to wrap presents.  It's my favorite part of gift giving. There's nothing like finding that perfect gift, but some years nothing really clicks.  The wrapping is what's consistent for me.  The time spent putting together a surprise for someone is always special. The details say...
michael-warren's picture
Dec.17.2013
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 spirit from the brutality of wild existence. Christmas was a...
tracy-ewens's picture
Dec.15.2013
I have this jacket I bought at J.Crew last winter.  It's sort of a camo green, but it's tailored and it has a lot of gold snaps.  I've always thought there were too many snaps.  It stops just short of Michael Jackson.  It's not gaudy, but I don't really wear it.  The...