You might recall that my family sends out Happy New Year rather than Christmas cards.  This year they are going into the mail on December 31st rather than on January 4th like last year, or January 14th like some years in the past. I know it’s already 2014 in some parts of the world, and I […]

Yesterday was Halloween here in the United States.  Our neighborhood celebrates in a big way.  We start the evening off at a neighbor’s house for a pot luck dinner.  Then all of the kids pile into a flat bed trailer with hay bale seats and travel from house to house trick-or-treating together.  At the end […]

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Years ago I stopped sending Christmas cards in lieu of New Years cards.  There were several reasons behind this move: Not all of my friends celebrate Christmas, but everyone around the world rings in the new year in some fashion. It’s easy to stand out from the crowd when your card arrives well after the Christmas […]