holidays

7 posts

The Things We Notice at Thanksgiving

Here’s information to debunk the old tale that eating turkey at Thanksgiving makes you drowsy. There are, however, other changes in behavior that you may want to pay attention to when getting together with parents and other elders during the holidays. These behaviors should prompt us to react with discretion and good judgement. Forgetfulness Confusion Neglect of physical appearance or basic […]

Remembering Heroes

On Memorial Days past and present, just like on Christmas, many people think more about the real meaning of a holy-day and less about retail sales. I am among them. However, on May 31, I always add a special prayer of thanks for those who weren’t military heroes, but heroes of another kind. Here is a tale of life, near death, and survival […]

Think Outside the Box

Tis the season to give and receive presents. What to give? How to choose? There’s intention and talent behind those who are the Jordan Spieths of gift giving. Those for whom every gift delivered is a hole-in-one and brings the appreciative roar of the crowd. My brother Josh is one of those people. He’s got a unique philosophy of gift […]

Love is In The Air

There’s a Valentine’s Day buzz in the air. Here are the stats on this crazy (IMHO) holiday. Apparently the folks at StatisticBrain.com had no interest in researching how many people (of all ages, male and female, in or not in a “serious” relationship) dislike the holiday and wish it would be wiped off the calendar. I wish they’d asked me. Bah-Love-Bug. Where and when did a […]

Passover = Leftovers

Seder plate, matzoh cover, Elijah’s cup  I was a slave (to the kitchen) and now I am free. Lots of work, preparing for Passover, but I enjoyed every minute of it. Researching vegetarian and carnivorous recipes. Finalizing the menu. Shopping for items not usually on my list: matzoh meal, a six pound brisket, gefilte fish and horseradish, potatoes, carrots, and […]