December 26 = Day after Christmas = Boxing Day — or St. Stephen’s Day, if you’re in Ireland. “What exactly is Boxing Day?” I’m often asked, whenever I invoke my “Floating Holiday” privilege at work. “It’s the holiday the day … Continue reading It’s Boxing Day!
Here’s to the day of good will, cold weather, and warm hearts! I hope Father Christmas was very kind to you and that Krampus did not pay you a visit. 😀 I found this wonderful Irish toast that conveys my sentiments … Continue reading Merry Christmas! ❅
Temperatures plummet As December draws to close Winter is coming My joints cry out for mercy ~ I should be hibernating! Snow gently invades, Quietly builds its kingdom Wintry wonderland? Snow forts, snowball fights, snowmen ~ The white stuff is … Continue reading Winter (Tanka)
In the early days at the company where I used to work, we would get half day off on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. If Christmas day fell on a weekend it was great, because we would still have the … Continue reading Ghosts of Christmases Past
Happy Festivus, everyone! As far as made-up recently created holidays go, this one has really taken off. A holiday celebrated on December 23, Festivus gives people the option to avoid the consumerism of all other December holidays. Festivus was made famous … Continue reading A Festivus For The Rest Of Us
No other annual event has influenced the lives of so many people as the December solstice. For centuries, this event has been at the forefront of the lives of many people, through mythology, religion, art, and literature. In the northern hemisphere, December … Continue reading Happy December Solstice!