My Annual Christmas Eve Post for 2020

Many of my friends here in Vermont see winter as a time to pull out the skis, the sleds, the toboggans and hit the hills. Not me. Over the past few decades, I’ve come to see winter as a time … Read More

Deconstructing Thanksgiving 2020

Too lofty a title? I just want to talk about how Thanksgiving went for us this year. And, curious how it went for you. One aspect I imagine we all share: this Thanksgiving, 2020, was different from any we’ve had … Read More

Thanksgiving is coming. Sort of.

Thanksgiving will be here next week and, frankly, I’m pissed. Do you know how you’ll be celebrating this year? I don’t. Not exactly. I mean, I knew we’d not be socializing with anyone who doesn’t live here in Vermont. I … Read More

Four Veterans Day Myths

There are some interesting myths surrounding Veterans Day. Let’s have a look. #1 Veterans Day celebrates the official end of World War I November 11, formerly Armistice Day, was not the original end to World War I — yes, that … Read More

What Do You Know About our Pledge of Allegiance?

For the Americans among us, when’s the last time you thought about your Pledge of Allegiance? Do you remember reciting it in grammar school? High School?  Could you recite it from memory today? I could, and I imagine you could … Read More

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