Category Archives: Holidays

Miracle?  Or was one angel “asleep at the mantle?”

This originally reminded me of the 1948 movie Miracle of the Bells, with Fred MacMurray and Frank Sinatra.  The essence of the film (the miracle) is a statue of the Virgin Mary turning toward the casket of a young actress … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Day Before Christmas…

When I was a child, Christmas Eve was the most magical, wonderful – yet, the longest day of the year. My big brother and I woke up very early. But, hey, we weren’t stupid. Well aware the daylight hours would drag … Continue reading

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A Bit of Grilling About Your Memorial Day Grilling

MEMORIAL DAY is the second most popular day (after Independence Day) for outdoor grilling. Is there such thing as indoor grilling?  Yes.  That’s what you call it when someone asks you a lot of questions.  So, here goes your indoor … Continue reading

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Mothers Day is a Beach

When my kids were little, Mothers Day always seemed to coincide with our annual 600-mile pilgrimage to South Padre Island. Not yet the super-mega resort it is now, it was still a relatively well-kept secret island paradise at the southern … Continue reading

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Today, Hispanic; Tomorrow? Depends – What’s on the Menu?

They say everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. I say Americans are basically fickle, and will adjust their heritage in a heartbeat for an excuse to party. Seriously, everybody’s Catholic for Mardi Gras; we’re all German for Oktoberfest, and … Continue reading

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Today, IRISH; Tomorrow? Depends – What’s on the Menu?

They say everyone is Irish on St. Patricks Day.  I say Americans are basically fickle, and will adjust their heritage in a heartbeat for an excuse to party.  Seriously, everybody’s Catholic for Mardi Gras; we’re all German for Oktoberfest, and … Continue reading

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“Peanuts” and Charlie Brown as Allegory or Parable and Joel Osteen

I never watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” that I don’t, on some level, feel that Charlie Brown’s life, on some level, reflects that of many people – hence, the popularity of “Peanuts.” While (fortunately), we don’t all always fail or f… Continue reading

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