Thanksgiving and Hanukkah: Giving Thanks For The Fire That Burns In All of Us

I am certainly not even close to catching up to the thousands of bloggers who are talking about this year's first merging of two iconic American Holiday traditions since the late 1800's - Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, also coined Thanksgivukkah, among other cutesy holiday sniglets.Being both American and Jewish (at least by birth on both counts) … Continue reading Thanksgiving and Hanukkah: Giving Thanks For The Fire That Burns In All of Us

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The American Ritual Of Giving Thanks Immediately Followed By Wanting More

As I sit staring out from my temporary living-room at the still blue gulf and sun-drenched sky, I can't help but be incredibly thankful for many things, including having a job that allows me the income to rent a beach house for the week as well as the right combination of family and friends to … Continue reading The American Ritual Of Giving Thanks Immediately Followed By Wanting More

Honoring A Global Tradition Of Thanksgiving

You may think that American's are the only one's who have a holiday set aside for giving thanks.  Perhaps it would surprise you to know that setting aside a day / rituals for giving thanks is a global tradition that spans many cultures and has been around for a long, long time. On howstuffworks.com  this … Continue reading Honoring A Global Tradition Of Thanksgiving

Some Pre-Thanksgiving Native American Education: The Creek Indians

In the spirit of Thanksgiving's connection to the Native Americans (If you recall from the stories of the pilgrims, they helped us find / grow food so we wouldn't die when our pasty white ancestors were fresh off the boat) and as inspired by my vacation travels, I thought I would drop a little knowledge. … Continue reading Some Pre-Thanksgiving Native American Education: The Creek Indians

Tips From The Sociology Of Style War Room: Preparing To Survive Thanksgiving

This holiday season, I am thankful that it's easy to find inspiration for a blog every day - especially with a little help from my friends and kindred souls. Today Is day three of my annual thanksgiving break and I am about to get on a fishing boat to catch today's dinner.  There is something … Continue reading Tips From The Sociology Of Style War Room: Preparing To Survive Thanksgiving