Category Archives: Holidays

Valentine’s Day – and Love is in Bloom

Oh, Oh. I just got back from Walmart after witnessing a sea of red, as dozens of associates, furiously filled shelves with cards, boxes of candy, and plush teddy bears, which were holding hearts in their paws. After seeing my … Continue reading

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Christmas Memories

I started writing my last, Christmas-themed, simple observation of everyday life today, and it got me thinking about all the wonderful memories I’ve accumulated over the years during the Holiday season. My mind often drifts back to thoughts of being … Continue reading

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Unique Christmas Songs

A few years ago, I wrote an updated version of a classic Holiday favorite, called “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.” The original song was first recorded by Elmo and Patsy in 1979. I wrote my own song, using … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Going Broke

  I just finished listening to a traditional Holiday song called “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” It’s an English Christmas carol, thought to be of French origin, that was first published in 1720. It is a cumulative song, each verse building … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

  A few nights ago, I was feverishly writing down my wish list for Santa. I had already listed comfortable, white, Fruit of the Loom underwear, warm socks, a new snow shovel, a knit ski hat, and a heating pad, … Continue reading

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Kiss Me You Fool

  As we make our way through the Christmas season, I’m reminded of one of my favorite Holiday traditions. It’s the hanging of mistletoe above doorways, in order to possibly procure a kiss from one’s spouse, partner, significant other, friend, … Continue reading

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Excessive Christmas Spirit

My new book, “Simple Observations – A humorous Look at the Absurdity of the World Around Us,” is almost here. The book cover has been designed, the final edit is complete, and it’s nearing publication. It probably; unless I have … Continue reading

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You are Not Alone

A week or so after Thanksgiving, and once the Black Friday insanity has abated; a slow and steady migration begins. It is much like the great movements of the African Wildebeests, as they single-mindedly make their way across vast savannahs … Continue reading

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Gobbling Down a Meal

Though Thanksgiving is celebrated in a few other countries, it has developed into a distinctly American tradition. It is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, and the day after, known as “Black Friday,” has unofficially become the start … Continue reading

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Hunting for a New Look

Have you noticed that, besides Halloween, and an Irish pub on Saint Patty’s Day; the Christmas season is the only other time you can dress in strange, silly, and ridiculous attire – and get away with it? How many of … Continue reading

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