Tag: holidays

Christmas is Christmas

Before we talk about why today is a special day, let’s get a few definitions out of the way—via Dictionary.com. Christmas: the annual festival of the Christian church commemorating the birth of Jesus. Christmas is celebrated on December 25 and is generally observed as a legal holiday and, for many, an occasion for exchanging gifts.…

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Feasts of Thanksgiving

While jotting down my Thanksgiving grocery list, visions of past turkey days floated in and out of my mind. My early memories of the November holiday include me setting the table while my mother worked her magic in the kitchen. Sometimes, to free up oven space for Thanksgiving Day, Mom prepared the turkey early and…

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Overstepping

Administrators of Grace Church School (GCS) in NYC published a language guide for altering everyday words and terms. The school issued a 12-page memo to students and parents to “encourage” all to adopt speech that conforms to gender identity philosophy.  It actually suggests that students stop referring to their parents as “dad” and “mom.” I…

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