Category Archives: holidays

Only 361 days until NEXT Mother’s Day.

I have never liked Mother’s Day.  There, I said it.  And it’s not because I lost my own mother six years ago.  In thinking through this post, I have done some informal social scientific polling and have found that I am … Continue reading

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We were on a break!

Academic breaks are an awkward time for us scholars. With only 15 weeks in the classroom every semester, there is little time to escape, little chance for a “vacation” day. Academic breaks are a time to recharge and to play … Continue reading

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Non-resolutions for 2013

Day 2 of the new year.  I have always been a resolutions kind of girl.  Some years have been very specific like “Stop biting my nails” (an ongoing battle).  Other years, they have been grander like “Be focused” (I think … Continue reading

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Chanukah Christmas cage match

An open letter to retailers on the cusp of Christmas shopping season: I know you have been waiting since July to debut your newest and biggest product. I know you held off as long as you could until the very … Continue reading

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Being thankful (and a little glib)

It is already the middle of November. I wanted to write this post right when the month began but we were understandably busy, standing down a storm and preparing for political winds to change.  Here we are, one week away … Continue reading

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