Category Archives: Holidays

Lent

Growing up a bad Catholic, I was encouraged to give up something for forty or forty six days during Lent. Drinking, gambling and Whoppers were always options, but I chose to give up swearing one year. The former three were … Continue reading

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The Seven Year Old Itch

The love of money and Ding Dongs are the root of all evil. Gambling had consumed my life by the time I was seven years old.  The transition from horse racing to gambling on football was far too smooth.  It … Continue reading

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Overrated

Without disclosing how I voted, I find certain observations by the person who will hold the highest position in the world relatively overrated.  That doesn’t mean I necessarily agree with some people, places and things he believes to be overrated … Continue reading

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The Revolution

Just to let everyone in cyberspace know, the New Year doesn’t officially begin until the college football National Champion is proved to be worth the wait.  Therefore, don’t worry about your phony resolutions until Tuesday, the ninth of January.  Wipe … Continue reading

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Let’s Make One Beer Funny Again!

Companied with beer, my mother always said “Laughter is a great chaser.”  In her mind, “chaser” was the medicine.   Approaching one hundred years of age, I’ve stood at ease listening to her glorious laughter for decades, but I’ve only … Continue reading

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Resurrection

Resurrecting a story should be reserved for those who are canonized in literature or paleolithic history…….I guess.  Charlie Brown Specials, The Grinch, Frosty, and some of those claymation documentaries about Rudolf and Santa should remain frozen in our holiday television … Continue reading

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Christmas Special

After watching upwards of fifty hours of football last weekend, I chose to flip the channel to a heartwarming, annual Christmas Special.  Under the holiday radar, the channel landed on a popular movie starring the late Patrick Swayze.  The title … Continue reading

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Just Some Stuffing

Stuff this and dress that.  I do love the dressing and the stuffing.  Dark or white turkey?  I’ll take both with a splash of gravy.  (No one knows the difference if good gravy is on anything.)  Yams and Sweet potatoes … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Holiday (7) Moods

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Jewish rituals.  All respected and appreciated by my father, but no holiday compared to game seven of the World Series.  As a man of faith, he attended church more than regularly, but he appreciated both the love … Continue reading

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New Year’s Revolutions

It’s one full week into the new year, and I haven’t broken one  commandment.  It’s a streak I’ve maintained for many years.  (The first week anyway.)  Most New Year’s resolutions are for the mocking birds.  I’ve found that not breaking … Continue reading

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