Advent

Because Christmas falls on different days each year, Advent can last 22 to 28 days, although there are always four Sundays in the Advent “season.” This year, Advent starts today, and lasts 25 days. Advent, by definition, is to wait expectantly, and to prepare for the...

A time to give thanks

Is your glass half full, or half empty? (We’ll talk about my glass later; right now, I want you to think about your own vessel.) Of course, the question that’s really being asked is, “Are you an optimist, or a pessimist?” You don’t have to be “Polly Perky” to be an...

Close encounter

As I scrolled through an online site’s “Celebrity Birthdays” for this date, Ted Bundy’s name caught my eye, and simultaneously clenched my gut. Had serial killer Bundy not been executed in 1989, he would have been 68 today. I shared this information with a friend of...

On this date in history…

In 2013, the Dow Jones closed above 16,000 for the first time ever. In 1973, an 18 ½ minute gap in one of Nixon’s White House tapes concerning Watergate was disclosed. in 1963, the Kennedys arrived in Texas. In 1934, the Yankees purchased the contract of Joe DiMaggio...

Are you a quitter?

The third Thursday of November—this year, November 20th—is the Great American Smokeout. The American Cancer Society has marked this day to encourage smokers to use the date to quit, or to create a viable plan to quit. Even quitting for one day is an important step...
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