Category Archives: Rituals

Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

I didn’t realize this past Sunday was already the first Sunday in Advent; for some reason I didn’t think Advent ever started during November. Since this was a late Thanksgiving, I should have known better. Not that I do anything …
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Those Blissful Last Days of School

Last week I went to S.Hooligan’s school to see her class present a “living wax museum.” Each child had chosen and researched a character from history; that morning, with iconic items of costuming to project the right visual feel, the …
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November 2 – All Soul’s Day

When my brother in St. Louis e-mailed my mother over the weekend, he said he wished he’d been able to locate some blank sugar skulls so he could write my father’s name on one for Day of the Dead. I …
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November 1 – All Saint’s Day

When I was a kid, All Saints Day meant having to get up and go to church the morning after Halloween. However, we didn’t have school if it fell on a weekday, so that was the primary attraction of the …
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Sharing Babette’s Feast

I have a personal holiday tradition that I’ve been practicing for about 20 years now. I usually wind up doing it sometime between Christmas and New Year’s; I’d prefer to celebrate before Christmas, but things just never quite work out …
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