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Thanksgiving | Thanksgiving

nancybrady's picture
Apr.06.2014
There are things that get stuck in my brain or keep me thinking long after I should let them go.  Things that give me pause, if you will.  This weekend a few have occurred to me, and thus this blog off the top of my head. 1) I thought I knew all about Black Friday in the retail sector....
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...
thaisa-frank's picture
Feb.19.2014
SOME ONE  Some one came knocking At my wee, small door; Some one came knocking, I’m sure – sure – sure; I listened, I opened, I looked to left and right, But naught there was a-stirring In the still dark night; Only the busy beetle Tap-tapping in the wall, Only from the forest The screech-owl...
mark-j-janssen's picture
Dec.06.2013
Nelson Mandela was one more person who accepted the offer to go Home this week. Mandela is typical for souls who have the option and choose to go Home this time of the year. The people who wonder if Halloween is the busiest day of the year with all of the souls and ghosts are always dismayed to...
tim-haywood's picture
Dec.02.2013
Hang on a second.  Sorry about that, had to loosen up the belt a little.  Okay, what the hell, I took it all the way off—it's been that kind of a weekend.  What's the deal with belts, anyway? Oh sure, the man cons you into believing a belt is a useful accessory for keeping the old...
catherine-nagle's picture
Dec.02.2013
Fortunately, I’d learned a valuable secret on my journey, and that is this: To be happy in this life, you must give whatever it is you want for yourself to everyone else. Give them in the spirit of love and compassion, in the spirit of health and wealth, and in the spirit of joy‒ without exception...
mark-j-janssen's picture
Nov.30.2013
The joy of Thanksgiving in my lifetime has become the competition to consume. Our parents complained we consumed too much food on Thanksgiving and made ourselves ill. That was a different America in a different century. Somewhere in my early adulthood a cosmic switch was flipped. I could feel it...
charles-a-ray's picture
Nov.29.2013
I have but one thing to say - I'm glad Black Friday is almost over. A few more hours and maybe, just maybe, I'll not be bombarded with Black Friday ads on TV every time I walk through the living room - where my significant other alternates between watching Korean soap operas and oohing and aahing...
david-abrams's picture
Nov.29.2013
Just to keep things in perspective, every so often I like to re-visit the journal I kept during my deployment to Baghdad with the 3rd Infantry Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The words I wrote in 2005 are sometimes silly, sometimes smart, and sometimes bullheaded--but they're...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.29.2013
My great friend and writing mentor, Nancy Bauer, as wise as the ears she writes about, mentioned the past on Facebook in regards to Thanksgiving. One of the responses to her comment spoke about our mutual times with the fluid writing group in the gathering place fondly known as the Ice House. That...