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Christmas

Photo Credit: Nathan Lemon Unsplash

For those without dogma it's still okay
To have a Merry Christmas on Christmas Day

St. Patrick's

St. Patrick
Photo Credit: Nheyob
Saint Patrick Catholic Church (Junction City, Ohio) - stained glass, Saint Patrick - detail
Holiday Poem for St. Pat's Day.

Winter Blues

In Minnesota, we say there are two seasons ‐
Winter's Coming and Winter's Here.

Ultimate F Words: Fact & Faith

I know. I believe.

There is no reason why parents cannot bring their children up to choose a life based on fact rather than one based on faith yet, still allowing them to share in the beauty and diversity of other cultures and ethnicities including their differing religions. Although we may not adopt a culture's religious beliefs, we can still enjoy and even share in their customs.



Boxing Day

holiday packages

Sometimes it takes a while to get back into routine after the holidays. I totally forgot a very important holiday that falls between Christmas and New Year's.


When Their Mental Illness Makes You Crazy

Happy Holidays? Pug

Happy holidays? This "season to be jolly" is one of the worst times of the year for many of those who suffer with the disease of depression. One of the best gifts you can give this season is compassion for those who aren't merry.

Creature Feature:
Halloween Safety for Pets

black cat

Halloween is now the United States' second most popular holiday, after Christmas, but like many holidays, it can be a high-stress time for our pets.

Cabbage Patch Kid

The year Cabbage Patch Kids came out, it was the only thing my daughter wanted for Christmas. Her Christmas wish was my only experience in Black Friday shopping. We fought the crowds and looked everywhere for one and everywhere was sold out.