December 25, 2017 – I never enjoyed the “holidays.” Not quite “Buh Humbug,” but there is no feeling of joy or family. A harsh statement, but the reality is that I spent most of my childhood in my dad’s bicycle … Continue reading
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November 28, 2017 – I have been listening to the holiday music being played at work very carefully as of late. After Black Friday, which started on Thanksgiving Thursday and ended Sunday evening, the store is relatively quiet and the … Continue reading
November 2, 2017 – It’s that time of year again – the holiday season is upon us. This year is seemed to have started in mid-October with the Christmas music starting on November 1 in the retail stores. Like many … Continue reading
Kirk Cameron, that wise and sometimes gothic voice of the Christian faith (I am still wondering which Christian faith he represents), is making a bold statement in his upcoming film “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas.” His claim? The pagans are hijacking … Continue reading
Merry Christmas – Well, for most of you anyway. Mine is a bit depressed due to my father’s illness. I had the chance to visit with him last week; the reason for no column. That was a good thing. Though … Continue reading
OK, what part of the Establishment Clause does Missouri’s religious-right not understand? “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” A bit of news came to light last week. HB 278, which … Continue reading
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It is 11:00pm Christmas eve as I write this short note. As some already realize, December 25 marks seven days before the start of Valentine Day sales, having seen the first indications at my local Macy’s and Target. It also … Continue reading
This column was originally posted in the December 19, 2012 Columbia Missourian. However, I have received requests to make this column available to a broader audience. Holidays should be about peace, love and joy. This is not an essay about … Continue reading
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I have a deep dislike for the winter holiday season. Not Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, the winter solstice, or any of the other multitude of holidays that celebrate the return of light and life. It is not a case of Seasonal … Continue reading