Category: Holidays

Christmas Eve

A few Christmas Eve words of wisdom: “For while all things were in quiet silence and the night was in the midst of her course, thy almighty word leapt …

Friday

Brews You Can Use: Special Holiday Edition Christmas is nigh. I’ve never been much of a Christmas drinker. Thanksgiving? Sure, but Christmas? Nope. I certainly don’t have a religious …

Merry Christmas

A Christmas Carol by G.K. Chesterton The Christ-child lay on Mary’s lap, His hair was like a light. (O weary, weary were the world, But here is all aright.) …

Monday

St. Francis and Christmas The picture is St. Francis of Assisi Preparing the Christmas Crib at Grecchio. I’ve long been a St. Francis fan (who isn’t?), but I never …

Friday

Drunken Waiting Advent starts in two days or, depending on your Semitic predilections, tomorrow evening. Advent is a season of peaceful waiting, meditation, penance . . . and drinking. …

Thanksgiving Day

“Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.” Samuel Johnson “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and …

Monday

Helladay Parade There’s a small city called “Battle Creek” about 50 minutes from my house. It’s the home of Kellogg and Post, making it the “Cereal Capital of the …