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Entries by Kathryn E. Livingston from 12/2012

Holiday Gift-Giving: Thinking Beyond the Box

| Posted 12.01.2012 | Fifty

What's the message we're giving our kids about presents? Does a gift really have to come in a box, have a fancy price tag and a designer label? With economic turmoil swirling all around us, I wonder if this would be a good time to teach kids that we can think outside the box when it comes to gift-giving.

Free to Be... a Juror?

| Posted 12.11.2012 | Fifty

Isn't it ironic? Here we are deciding on another's freedom when our own freedom has been denied. We aren't given the right to flip jury duty off. We aren't given the choice to turn it down. We simply must show up.

To Pen or Not to Pen: Christmas Cards 2012

| Posted 12.18.2012 | Fifty

10 good reasons to stop relying on email.

Tradition, Tradition! Christmas Dinner Revisited

| Posted 12.21.2012 | Fifty

As I write this post, I face a steep mountain. I don't mean the kind you have to climb. I mean the kind you have to sauté, bake, roast, chop, stir, mash and shop for. I'm talking about Christmas dinner, the "traditional" Christmas dinner that my mother made for fifty-some years.