Today Is My Birthday… But I Have A Better Idea

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I was thinking about my birthday and I was thinking about the relevance of the day.  What did I do to deserve a celebration on my birthday?  After all , my wonderful, kind, beautiful mother did all the work! So this gave me a new idea. Instead of celebrating my birthday today, I think I … [ Read More ]

Holiday Sweets: So Many Traditions

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When and why did the candy cane originate? How many different religions and cultures enjoy gingerbread and marzipan during the holidays? How do these traditions make us more the same than different? These and other tantalizing questions will be addressed below. Read on, my sweets. [ Read More ]

Custom Ornaments

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Being from a family of four, most of the ornaments hanging on our family’s Christmas tree are handmade. Frumpy looking Santa Claus’ made out of pop cans, doves made out of construction paper, the classic spray painted macaroni ornament, and many others. [ Read More ]

Presents That Made Me Laugh

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November 30, 2013– In the past two weeks, I heard about two hysterical birthday presents. [ Read More ]

Waiting in Line [VIDEO]

Mark never appreciated waiting in line until a trip to Cuba. Find out what changed his mind! [ Read More ]

Not-So-Scary Stories [VIDEO]

The scarers at Horseman’s Hollow in Sleepy Hollow, NY tell us funny stories about scaring people during the Halloween season. [ Read More ]

Holiday Gym Reminder

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This gym has some great advice. I’m still holding out for a secret 3rd option… [ Read More ]

A Toast

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Thanksgiving is a pretty straightforward holiday, right? But I was quite confused. This occasion was missing something I had been promised. The meal was satisfying, but I had been hyped up for something I had not seen amongst all the holiday goodies. I had questions! So, like my dad, I tapped my spoon on the side of my glass to get everyone’s attention. [ Read More ]

The Real Meaning of Halloween

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In the chaos of holiday traditions, it’s common to overlook or forget the true reason for celebration.  [ Read More ]

Magic Time

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I’m no longer twelve. Not by a long shot. My allowance dried up long ago and they don’t even let me off school for two weeks at the end of the year—school’s another thing I’ve outgrown. Sometimes, I miss that kind of magic. [ Read More ]

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