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earl-merkel's picture
Nov.21.2013
To my friends who are participating in the "I Give Thanks For-" series of November postings, this is mine: I give thanks I wasn't alive back in the Pilgrim days... — Earl Merkel * * * Watch the "video book trailer" for my thriller, FINAL EPIDEMIC, offered for your minute-and-a-few-seconds...
nancybrady's picture
Nov.19.2013
I now make the gravy at my family's Thanksgiving.  It wasn't always so.  My Mom was the gravy maker even when my younger sister took over hosting the dinner and making the turkey and stuffing.  Mom would make the pumpkin pies and sweet potatoes as well; I would make (and sometimes...
tracy-ewens's picture
Nov.18.2013
Are you getting excited for the holidays? I cringe at this question because it's asked earlier and earlier ever year.  I'm usually not ready, not even in the ballpark of a holiday mood.  That cringe starts a wave of self reflection... Why aren't I excited?  What's wrong with me?...
red-room-well-red's picture
Nov.17.2013
For a couple of years now it's been my pleasure to edit holiday-themed articles by Red Room authors and members for Huffington Post's various verticals and excerpt them here on Red Room. This year, the theme for Thanksgiving seems to be mindfulness in the midst of celebration. Intention—whether to...
holly-clegg's picture
Nov.17.2013
In my home Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most anticipated meals of the year, as we gather around the table with food and family. But if you're hosting Thanksgiving, this festive, fun-filled day can also you leave you stressed and anxious. Although the day can be busy, with lots of dishes to...
david-greenwalt's picture
Nov.17.2013
Thanksgiving is a holiday that helps us reflect on what we're thankful for. It can also cause many well-intentioned dieters a great deal of stress. The overwhelming majority of us are hard-wired to indulge on Thanksgiving. In fact, Thanksgiving is commonly the kick off for the treacherous...
cassandra-dunn's picture
Nov.16.2013
It's here, isn't it? That busy, social stretch of time that extroverts love and introverts get all anxious about. Shopping in crowded stores that are blaring Christmas music and assaulting me with cinnamon smells, flashing lights, little sleigh bells that jingle on every door. Planning family...
tara-marie-segundo-m-a's picture
Nov.12.2013
The holidays are upon us. Before you've had time to polish off your kids' Halloween candy, Christmas displays appear. Your officemates fill the kitchen with delicacies, and the workweek becomes a five-day food frenzy. If you've wondered if it's possible to enjoy the festivities without gaining...
andrea-gargotta's picture
Nov.10.2013
I feel a chill in the air. A chill for Southern California is 70 degrees, but I'll take it! For me and my family, kicking off the Fall season and the upcoming holidays begins with sweaters, scarves, boots, and . . . apples! When I was young and we lived on the East Coast my mom would take me...
rachelle-carson-begley's picture
Nov.05.2013
There are many green Thanksgiving ideas to save you time and money, help keep waste to a minimum, and create a festive dinner party or family gathering. This is the perfect holiday to experiment with green ideas you may not have tried before--resulting in an effortless, lovely, eco-friendly...