Can you believe it's already the holiday season again? This year's perfectly delightful note is being sent on paper I made myself (check out my store on Etsy!) to tell you what we have been up to.
In those pre-internet days, I would scour every book and newspaper in hopes of finding the slightest reference that someone else might be gay like me.
It was the realization that this man -- who lived day to day, in the cold, hard landscape of Manhattan, without knowing where he would sleep next, or where his next meal would come from -- was, in that moment, offering me half of all he had.
May you discover that humble authority born again on the edges of the world's notice. May that royal inheritance and authority of the stable be born in you, enliven your heart, and rest on your shoulders.
For me, celebrating Advent for the four weeks or more leading into Christmas Eve has been healing as an relationship-oriented alternative to the task-orientedness of Christmas itself.
When it comes to gift giving, some of us have a particular philosophy: always give something that lasts forever. From this point of view, it would seem that perfumes and complementary products do not qualify as proper gifts.
Infused with positive psychology, these diversion tactics are designed to help you and the person you are talking to get a lift in mood and set you up to enjoy a more lighthearted time together.
The adoption process has taken its toll on me emotionally. Nothing prepares you to be away from your family for six weeks, and in a country where you feel deaf, mute, and illiterate.
The end-of-year holiday-season... is a time to spend with the people you love the most and to enjoy delicious food.
There are places where we can share our darkest selves and mundane lives; the holiday card is not one of them. It is a snapshot of the year and a dream catcher on card stock. It isn't perfection -- it's reality and aspiration rolled into one.
What's the ideal holiday spirit? That's a question we're asked all the time.
Here are chef-recommended ideas for online food gifts from Find. Eat. Drink. that you can have delivered to your doorstep with one click. While it's ...
Children will be disappointed on Christmas, as they are on many days -- despite the magical man, who delights and fixes and cheers all the children of the world, in whom they believe; despite all the people trying hard to make things different.
First Appeared on Food Riot, by Sara Bir I've spent plenty of holiday seasons on the other side of the register. Sure, the pay stunk, but it was fun ...
Either my husband is the hardest person on the planet to shop for (it's probably this), or my gifts give off the vibe of being an assignment.
by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Sometimes I think that I'm actually two people. One of me is relentlessly pragmatic, reasonable,...