Tag Archives: new year

pausing on the threshold

  We’ve chosen January 1st as the time to look back on where we’ve been… …as we look ahead to consider where we might like to go. I find a certain satisfaction in being in synch with the rest of … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Santa’s Gifts

  Recently, I was reprimanded for criticizing Santa… For asking why Santa Claus gives all the best toys to the rich kids… …while distributing more meager offerings to the poor boys and girls. When I made this observation to a … Continue reading

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Harmonious Cacophony

  Why do we celebrate New Year’s on January 1st? Because that’s the beginning of the year! According to Julius Caesar. He believed January would be a good month to begin the new year, since it was named for the … Continue reading

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No Matter What

  In my last post, I couldn’t decide what to tack at the end.  I thought of saying, “Have a Happy New Year!” But haven’t I stated, many times, that I don’t believe happiness is the purpose of this life? … Continue reading

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Death & Birth on New Year’s Eve

  What’s so new about the new year? At midnight tonight we enter a new time that’s not so new—that’s only a continuation of what came before.  Yet we’ll think of 2011 as being an entity distinct and different from 2010… …just … Continue reading

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Wishing You a Jowly New Year

  When I was a child, we would sometimes eat hog jowls on New Year’s eve.  Why?  Because that was what you did on New Year’s eve.  It was traditional.  It brought good luck. However, this ritual didn’t actually mean … Continue reading

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