How To Create A Meaningful Holiday

Let’s see, a kitchen plumbing issue, a basement still under construction, unfinished work and oh yes, 35 people coming to my home on Thanksgiving. Not complaining, just stating the facts. I am reminded of this wonderful maxim: Thanksgiving and Christmas are not about the gifts, the perfectly decorated home, the...

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Taking Back Black Friday

I have an idea: How about all of us boycott Black Friday? Sound crazy? I realize this idea may not generate a national movement; it is at least an idea worth considering. Doesn’t it seem a little paradoxical that the day before Black Friday we give thanks for what we...

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How to Navigate Family Holidays

Marriage can be complicated. It is hard enough to know when it is best to compromise and to forgive when you have been hurt, but it can be equally as tough to navigate through the expectations that often come when combining the words – family and holidays. It’s probably no...

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Get Out There!

Life can get crazy at times. For those with school-aged kids, once school and activities really get cranking, life can get so busy it is hard to see past the end of our own noses. Even if you do not have kids, life can get out of control and all...

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No More Excuses: Get Outside and Have Some Fun

You ever been to San Antonio, Texas? I am a big fan. I was there recently for work and had the opportunity to have dinner with some friends. I had planned for warmer weather but to my surprise, it was a little cooler than I anticipated. Unfortunately what I brought...

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