holiday season

Ten great things

1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) Like it, love it, even hate it; when it comes to television Christmas specials the Rankin/Bass stop-motion animation Rudolph…



Simpler times

It’s funny how the way you experience a holiday when you’re young is different than how you experience it later in life, like how Halloween…



Private Universe

As we head into December, people the world over prepare for some of the year’s most significant holidays. Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza all fall sometime…


The Black Barbie

I’m not one who will often buy into the over-analysis of the small comings and goings of everyday life. I hesitate to view the experiences…


Dear Santa

Dear Santa, I know it’s been a long time since I made the “nice” list. I just thought that maybe the statute of limitations on…



The Christmas push

Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier every year. Maybe it’s the looming credit card debt, the need to start shopping, the list of gifts…