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Holidays | Holidays

karen-devaney's picture
Apr.18.2014
Our backyard is bubbling with spring; bees are busy pollinating, birds are whistling love songs as the squirrels play chase on the newly leaved oaks and maples.  Stores are laden with unleavened products for Passover and baskets and chocolates for the Easter bunny.  Amid the flurry of...
noah-blumenthal's picture
Apr.15.2014
(Originally posted at Huffington Post Impact on October 25th, 2013.) We live in an age of data. Companies are tapping into powerful new technologies to make more informed business decisions based on everything from social media trends to machine sensor readings. But sadly, we as a collective don...
mark-hunter's picture
Feb.27.2014
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               People, we need to talk about holiday food.             I know what you’re thinking: “The holidays are over! Don’t make us rehash holiday hash!”...
alysa-salzberg's picture
Jan.08.2014
  The holidays have come and gone, and it’s hard for me to let them go.  I didn’t have a particularly good or bad holiday season, but I always feel a sense of warmth at this time of year, I guess. I know the world isn’t perfect, and I know that there are plenty of people suffering and...
mark-hunter's picture
Jan.01.2014
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               Santa Claus had a ritual, one he followed every year after he finished delivering gifts for all little boys and girls. It involved whiskey.           ...
alysa-salzberg's picture
Dec.27.2013
  I.  The beef smelled delicious, its perfectly seasoned perfume making my mouth water as I gratefully took my plate and set it down in front of me.  My portion was red inside, and swimming in traces of blood – just like I like it. Normally.  But this Christmas, things were...
mark-hunter's picture
Dec.24.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   T ’was the week before Christmas, and I have to admit: I wasn’t feeling the spirit; not one little bit.   The stockings weren’t hung, I didn’t know where they were! This weather’s not festive. It just makes me say “brrr”.   The world’s done crazy, bad guys in...
tracy-ewens's picture
Dec.23.2013
There is an owl that lives by my house. I don't often hear her and I've only seen her fly over once, but she's there.  I'm not sure why I call her "she", but I always have. Yesterday morning I was up early, it was still dark, moon and stars still out.  It was cold and crisp and I heard...
edward-averill's picture
Dec.23.2013
Ah, the holidays!  That time of year when relatives you'd like to forget somehow manage to chase down your email address, where the weather in Austin jumps around like a scared jackrabbit, and when work weeks are 3 days - with Tuesday and Wednesday as days off. I'm not much in the holiday...
bernadette-moyer's picture
Dec.23.2013
Christmas Past By Bernadette A. Moyer Our Christmas past, we all have them, the childhood ones and the young adult ones and then the adult Christmas past too. Some Christmas holidays stand out more than others. I will never forget the year I lived at my grandparent’s hotel when I was just seven...