When the family arrived at 4:00 p.m., everyone noticed our calm demeanor. "No stress this year, Dad!" our 20-something daughters remarked. Which was true... until we entered the final stretch.
The holidays can sometimes feel like an inadvertent opportunity for people to get together and judge each other.
I was an adopted loaf of white bread in a family of exquisite pastries.
The holiday season is a minefield of political etiquette, moral dilemmas and culinary faux pas.
I've heard it said that when we are going through something challenging, it's best to put ourselves in intensive care, that is, our own good care. And here's how you do that.
On Thanksgiving, we all took a deep breath and gave thanks for family, friends and the simple pleasures of life. How do we make it last? Would it not be great if the spirit of Thanksgiving endured?
I am reminded every year that Thanksgiving is a precious holiday for my family.
In today's diverse America, Thanksgiving remains widely celebrated and crosses religious, racial, and ethnic lines. This Thanksgiving, we wanted to see which neighborhoods best reflect American diversity.
Don't take offense when I disappear. I just need to hang out in some make believe for a while, that's all.
The answer is not as simple as supporting small businesses over Walmart. Instead, it is a call for all people of faith to live-out our long tradition of speaking up for people who are working harder and harder for less and less need a community on their side.
What do you do with your delicious leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas?
My mother was an excellent cook but somehow Thanksgiving seemed to try her skills.
No leader can make 300 million people happy, but you can be instrumental in turning the country away from a toxic climate to one that facilitates happiness. Your national day of service was a great start.
Do not stay at the Aria Resort and Casino. It's a rip-off. Now, why would this seasoned travel writer say such a nasty thing?
I'm thanking the caregivers in my life this year -- friends and families who give countless hours to others with often no payment beyond their own knowledge that they're doing the right thing for another.
Oh, it's on! Black Friday is in full swing -- but do you really even need to leave the house anymore? Only 23 percent of Black Friday shopping took place online in 2006. Last year? 40 percent. Hey, why brave the crowds when you can shop in your PJs?