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The Thanksgiving Tradition And Why We Should Revere It

  The Thanksgiving Tradition And Why We Should Revere It   By   Vicki Hinze   When we think of Thanksgiving, we think of the feast—the smells, the food we usually include, the family gathered to share it. We think [...]

Holidays and the Best Laid Plans

HOLIDAYS AND THE BEST LAID PLANS By Vicki Hinze Today is Thanksgiving. It’s a time for feasting and family and for remembering the history of the holiday. (Hint: If you don’t recall that, read last Thursday’s article on it, on George Washington [...]

The Happy Man Manual – Valentine’s Day

By Piper Bayard Guys get the short end of the stick on Valentine’s Day. It’s a day that’s geared toward women. Make her happy, win her heart, pop that question. Buy her roses, get her chocolates, give her a massage, say things to make [...]

Holiday Survival—Accidental Gifts and World Peace

By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes* This month, Holmes and I, a spook and an author/belly dancer, are dedicated to easing your holiday tensions. Let’s take a look at what’s on your minds this season. image by Whatlep, wikimedia commons Nigel [...]

Holiday Survival – Obnoxious Drummers and Unmotivated Hubbies

By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes* This month, Holmes and I, a spook and an author/belly dancer, are dedicated to easing your holiday tensions. Let’s take a look at what’s on your minds this season. . . . image by Pazuzu, wikimedia commons Mr. [...]

Holiday Survival — Picky Friends and Impossible Packages

By Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes* This month, Holmes and I, a spook and an author/belly dancer, are dedicated to easing your holiday tensions. Let’s take a look at what’s on your minds this season. . . . Our reader, Ellie Ann, has [...]

Ho, Ho, Hum–Coping with Holiday Cheer in the Face of Loss

By Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes* Part of our Holiday Survival is to relieve your tensions with laughter, but part of it is to offer more serious support, as well. Today we are pleased to welcome Sally Carey. Sally is a veteran Bereavement Coordinator [...]

Make your Holidays Merry at Mayfair & Pine- Elegant Prix Fixe Menus

Make your Holidays Merry at Mayfair & Pine Looking to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s out on the town? Mayfair & Pine is serving you elegant Prix Fixe menus to make your holiday experience truly special .  Reservations are [...]

Holiday Survival–Dinnertime Dogma, Snooping Guests, and Christ’s Bar Mitzvah

By Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes* This month, Holmes and I are dedicated to spreading cheer and relieving the tension of the holidays. We invite you to send your questions to me, a pragmatic author/belly dancer and not-so-closet redneck, and Holmes, [...]