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On gift-giving - Part 3

On gift-giving - Part 3

6 minute read

I believe people mean well enough, when it comes to gift-giving that is. However, it is ritual in America, especially around Christmas time. No longer is gif...

On gift-giving - Part 2

On gift-giving - Part 2

3 minute read

It started while I was thinking of gift ideas for my friends here. As I mentioned in my last post, very few people here celebrate Christmas, but there is a h...

On gift-giving - Part 1

On gift-giving - Part 1

2 minute read

For some, it is that first Christmas song they hear on the radio. For others, it is the unpacking of trunks full or ornaments, lights and memories as you pre...

Dwelling on the things that are not

Dwelling on the things that are not

4 minute read

Thanksgiving is a peculiar holiday. As with most special days, it seems to be far less about the event we are supposed to remember than the odd traditions th...