Thursday, 10 January 2013 15:29
Week #2 of the year 2013 is already trotting down the calendar road at a record pace. There is an expression that I am confident we have each heard spoken before. “Time stands still for no one”, sounds famous and often used, but the expression is difficult to credit to any individual. Robert Frost said “Time and Tide wait for no man, but time always stands sill for a woman of thirty”. I think I shall leave that interpretation to you the reader. Who wants a controversy this early in the year?
Thursday, 20 December 2012 19:12
Christmas is a time of that year that brings solemn thoughts as individuals reflect upon this Christmas, their first Christmas, without a loved one.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 21:23
The music of Christmas and especially the ringing of bells help to bring a rush of images and memories of the Christmas Holiday Season. Mine include a vivid memory of the first Christmas tree I can ever remember.
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 15:10
Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all have one thing in common. It is a retail event for all three of these moments in our yearly calendars. Some stores actually have Christmas items on the shelves by Halloween. Thanksgiving when I was growing up was all about pilgrims and Indians. My childhood memories are about the story of Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower and about how those searching for the new world met those who were already in this land we know as America. Today I believe the number one symbol of Thanksgiving is the turkey. You don’t see any retain stores advertising anything about the history of thanksgiving but you might see some Indian corn if you visit a farmers market. The meanings of the various holidays we celebrate in our nation seem to be slipping away and Christmas too is losing her meaning with each new emphasis on sales and retail promotions.
Thursday, 02 February 2012 20:13
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