Christmas—it’s a time of wonder, magic, joy, peace and those warm-hearted feelings that make December “the most wonderful time of the year.” But for those of us who have lost loved ones, this season may be marked by grief, loneliness, doubt and fear. Traditions that used to bring joy now bring a flood of tears. Crowded rooms feel hauntingly lonely because someone is missing. Nothing ...
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It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving, and we’re already into the holiday season full throttle. The lights are already up, Christmas music is playing, people are talking about gift ideas, and the commercials have started. It’s on. And some of us didn’t even have the decency to wait for Thanksgiving to be over before we coated every surface in tinsel and fake snow. The “Christmas season” ...
About a week ago, we gathered some “foodie” friends for what is becoming an annual tradition: Mock Thanksgiving. It’s like a dry run for a Thanksgiving that we would never actually serve to our families, an excuse to experiment with a menu that, for most of us, is set in stone for the actual day.
The Christmas season is upon us. Even though Thanksgiving has yet to come and go, there’s no denying that the most wonderful time of the year is here.
My name is Brian. I’m a Christian, a tech nerd and a father of three little girls. And I’ve battled a pornography addiction for years.
Unless you live in a cave, you’ve probably heard some chatter about this little show called Breaking Bad—perhaps you’ve even watched it. The AMC TV series, which just ended after five strong seasons, will surely go down as one of TV’s greatest feats—not necessarily because it drew a massive audience but because its technical qualities and artistry were top-notch, some of the finest ...
They say to always read the fine print. To be honest, I rarely do. And if you’re anything like me, you can’t even begin to count the number of times you’ve signed up for something after checking a box or agreeing to 1,000 pages of terms, conditions and legal mumbo jumbo. Ain’t nobody got time for that! I’ve got some tweets to tweet, pics to post, ideas to pin and videos to vine.
Natasha Trethewey may be the poet laureate of the U.S., but the unofficial poet laureate of the masses is hip-hop artist Jay-Z. More so than any other performer, Jay-Z carries a cultural weight that can move mountains of fashion, hip-hop and showmanship. His newest album release is Magna Carta Holy Grail.