By performing the play of the pilgrim, does the Indian-American elementary school student inadvertently become the oppressor? Or confirms the oppression? Or conforms to the oppressor?
As the hostage negotiation continued and we sat down to dinner, I prayed that we'd come out of lockdown a safer, more caring community. I loaded the plates and raised a glass, with the hope that my fellow citizens will find the strength to heal.
I took another bite, and I swear I felt my grandmother's hands, heard Arkansas grass swaying in the wind, and saw people wearily reaching their shacks after time spent in the fields. I was biting into me. And I tasted good.
New York isn't for the faint at heart. Still, being courageous has nothing to do with going back for more.
Is this really what the idea of volunteering at a soup kitchen is all about? Those who donate their time are undoubtedly responsible for positive Christmas or Thanksgiving spirit, but the charity is cheapened by immature competitiveness amongst them.
What's with the elves? All they do is make toys all year? What kind of a profession is that? You call that a career? Some of them could have been doctors or lawyers. By now, they could have a house in the Hamptons or a condo in Cabo.
This holiday season, look around your table and give thanks to those you chose to be your family. Your wonderful, loving family, diverse and dysfunctional though it may be.
It sure has been an exciting 2012 for the Zezimas! The good news is that nobody in the family went to prison, though three of us had brushes with the law.
Once Thanksgiving is celebrated and November is over, December might as well be one month-long buffet. Between company holiday parties, family gatherings and the drink-a-thon that is New Years Eve, it's traditionally a terrible month to think about dieting.
My first attempt to celebrate Thanksgiving in France was during my first year in Paris, as the new correspondent in the CBS News bureau.
As the Christmas holidays approach, it is incumbent upon global citizens to understand that helping others earn success is an intrinsic obligation each of us must recognize directly relates to our own success, institutionally and personally.
At Chicago's Hoosier Mama Pie Company, former Trio pastry chef Paula Haney and her team make up to 600 pies a week, kneading dough nonstop for as much as an hour per day,Here, Haney tips off home bakers to the many mistakes that can get in the way of pie perfection.
Every fourth November is a big month for news, because the election occurs, and the results are debated for a couple of weeks, then Thanksgiving comes, and the rating numbers collapse.
There will be office parties, relatives who undergo their annual holiday meltdowns, millions of visits to thousands of Santas, talk radio's now annual claims that liberals are taking "Christ" out of Christmas, and... incessant talk about the so-called "fiscal cliff."
Our Rabbis taught: "The story of the Haggadah begins in the degradation of slavery and takes us to glory." The Solar Cooker Project allows others to elevate their lives in the same way.
Black Friday is taking over the Thanksgiving spirit and soon we will get a 15 minute break for turkey and stuffing while we spend the rest of the time shopping.