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michael-seidel's picture
Nov.14.2013
Well, we've entered that special time of year here in America.  This time is very special.  I dare say it's more important than any national elections unless it's to select a new potato chip flavor or choose a winner on a television shows.  Those matters are highly important to...
alysa-salzberg's picture
Dec.24.2012
  For the first ten years of my childhood, a vast treasure was stored in two boxes in the unfinished part of our basement.  Though they were only made of cardboard with pretty motifs in red and white, the boxes seemed immense and imposing.  Even when I was in third grade, I remember...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.22.2012
After several seconds of deep thought and two glasses of wine, I've decided upon a favorite holiday song. It's something that I planned to do every year but I always put it off.  Well, planning is overstating my intention.  It's more, I hear a song, sing along and think, is this my...
jm-cornwell's picture
Dec.02.2012
It is the season of giving -- and depression. It is not just the lack of sun as the nights grow longer moving closer to the winter solstice, but the lack of resources that makes us unhappy.  Those who have give and those who have not . . . say nothing and hide. People never realize how little...
michael-lipsey's picture
Dec.30.2011
These last days of the year are a good time to recall how much of it you’ve wasted, while neglecting those things you were absolutely determined to do when it began. In a few days we will begin the physical (gorged on sweets), financial (maxed plastic) and spiritual (why am I wasting my so brief...
david-chura's picture
Dec.22.2011
If anyone doubts that the young people locked up in our jails are children they should spend some time in one of those prisons around holiday time.   I did just that for the 10 years I taught high school students, some as young as fifteen, in an adult county jail, and every year it got tougher...
joan-moran's picture
Dec.09.2011
It's the holiday season. We are probably thinking about buying gifts for family and friends right now. But have you thought about giving yourself a gift? How many times do you give yourself a really important gift in your life? I don't mean a cashmere sweater gift. I don't mean a facial or massage...
robin-perez's picture
Nov.26.2010
  No work.  No school.  Just my family, a huge feast awaiting us later, and football on the television.  At least, that's the way it used to be.  Apparently, my blackberry blew up with tons of emails extending their "pre-black Friday" or "one day only-Thanksgiving" sales.  ...
darlene-arden's picture
Dec.23.2009
Christmas seems to have arrived at the Red Room with questions about our favorite Christmas memory.  Hmmm.  Well, finding a favorite Christmas memory is a tad challenging for someone who is Jewish. I grew up like every other Jewish child, wanting the decorations, wanting the tree, wanting Santa...
rosy-cole's picture
Dec.09.2009
            Farzana Versey's podcast of her poem, Blind, is recommended listening for a season when dedicated celebration can so easily overshadow grim reality for the larger part of our planet. In the face of suffering, we all - especially those of a religious...