During this season of Thanksgiving, I want to thank you -- points of light everywhere -- for all that you have done this year.
I was raised to believe in the Charlie Brown version of Thanksgiving. Like many in my generation, I believed that Squanto and the Indians shared their corn willingly with the starving pilgrims in 1621 and taught them how to grow a bountiful harvest.
Fall and winter offer ample opportunities to entertain, not only on holidays (of which there are plenty!) but also with more casual gatherings. And whether you entertain a lot or a little, having a well-stocked home can take a lot of the stress out of party planning.
If you're newly married like I am, this holiday season is extra special: It's the first one you'll be spending with your significant other as husband and wife.
African American historians, womanists in particular, have long warned that "respectability" is an elite ideology that encourages the marginalized to conform to sociocultural standards and mannerisms defined only by those in power.
How could we have fostered this fantasy, all the while knowing one day we'd have to tell them otherwise?
It was not just my sons, grown and leading their own lives, but myself I was hoping to soothe with a traditional Thanksgiving.
So, apple pie as the quintessential American product may be an apt metaphor after all -- it was brought here from foreign shores, was influenced by other cultures and immigration patterns, and spread throughout the world by global affairs.
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Not every great present costs as much as a mortgage payment -- if you know where to look. This Old House rounded up some of the coolest, ultra-affordable gifts around for everyone on your list (and if you buy them for yourself, we won't tell).
Engaging with another person and openly accepting their acknowledgment that something we have done for them has shaped their life in a positive way can be a humbling experience. It sometimes requires us to accept praise for something that we did because we knew it was the right thing to do.
Photo Courtesy: Tania Leskovar-Owens. I love the holidays. I do. Yet with all the bustle between holiday-shopping-parties-school functions and ...
Thanksgiving is Thursday and as I was pondering all we really have to be thankful for, I find myself constantly diverted by the 24-hour news cycle which feasts on tragedy, turmoil and treachery rather than thankfulness.
I need to reflect annually about what sports can be when our egos are tamed and we're led by our souls. It's a great time to appreciate and be grateful for sport at its best. That's why I need Thanksgiving.
By the mid-1890s it was estimated that some 120,000 athletes from colleges, clubs, and high schools took part in 5,000 Thanksgiving Day football games across the nation. The Thanksgiving Day game was established as both a tradition and a moneymaker.
As long as I have been able to vote elected officials at the local, state and federal level have struggled with what to do about immigration. When I u...