Posts Tagged ‘Holiday’

Holiday Power: The Music, The Marathon

Holiday Power: The Music, The Marathon

“We still find comfort in thinking that there is a time of year set aside when peace and happiness are achievable. The music of the season is part and parcel of this…” – Bob Searls1, Indie Musician, performer of “Jon Solomon’s Christmas Eve Marathon”   It’s a week before Christmas and all across the nation [Continue]

Let’s Get Excited!

Let’s Get Excited!

  “As a kid, I was bonkers for Christmas. The entire month of December, I couldn’t sleep at night from anticipation.” – Rosecrans Baldwin, Novelist   It’s December 2nd and all across the world families of many faiths are getting more excited every day propels them closer to Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and all the joy [Continue]

Give the Best Gift Ever: A Marathon

Give the Best Gift Ever: A Marathon

“My boyfriend at the time was studying archaeology and I saved and saved and studied to get him a very nice field compass…even though we are not together anymore and even though he’s not an archaeologist anymore, he’s a chef with a damn fine field compass!” – Respondent to the “Best Gift Given” Holiday Gift [Continue]

The Birth of Christmas: Talking Santa

The Birth of Christmas: Talking Santa

“Reality will eventually out but there’s so much reality in this life that one of the delights of childhood, and of being a parent, is to spread a little fairy dust occasionally.” – Emily “Dear Prudie” Yoffe, on when to tell kids about Santa   “No, seriously,” my seven year old daughter insisted from the [Continue]

Dissing the Dysfunctional Family

Dissing the Dysfunctional Family

“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.“ – Lee Iacocca, Engineer & CEO There’s no such thing as a dysfunctional family. Every family functions; the question is how healthily they function. I believe that we don’t want to ever de-value the complex, rich family [Continue]

Your Temptation Toolbox

Your Temptation Toolbox

“I couldn’t help it. I can resist everything except temptation.” -Oscar Wilde, Lady Windmere’s Fan   The Holidays are upon us, huzzah! I mean that. I love the Holiday Season, from Halloween to Hanukkah to Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years Eve—I love my way through the highs and lows. I used to eat my [Continue]

YOU. SHOULD. LISTEN.

YOU. SHOULD. LISTEN.

I love the 24 Hour Holiday Marathon on 103.3FM, WPRB in Princeton, NJ—streaming live around the world every Christmas Eve at 6PM to 6PM Christmas Day, and hosted by the illustrious Jon Solomon. Those who know this site, know this fact, since I’ve been doing a post like this for the last four years. The [Continue]

Holi-Duped: Retail Rebellion

Holi-Duped: Retail Rebellion

“Eight days of Hanukkah, come let’s celebrate!” the voices sing. “Mind control…in sales and marketing, is simply the process of using natural human predispositions to break down defense barriers that are obstacles in the sales process,” Big Business declares. “Silent night, holy night. All is calm, all is bright,” the carolers croon. “Crack the psychological [Continue]

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