As we pause to give thanks, take inventory of our lives and count our blessings this Thanksgiving holiday, it's always appropriate to be aware of those around us who might be suffering or do not have their most beloved around any more.
With the frenzy that accompanies the ramp-up to Christmas, we often forget about those deployed in the service who cannot be home for the holidays. A new Christmas song by the rock band Madison Rising is written from the point of view of a soldier who longs to be home and also remembers his comrades …
How long should you wait until you get thirds? Should you tell Uncle Walter his teeth fell into the cranberry sauce? How do you find the words to describe Aunt Muriel's stuffing without offending her? Good questions all, but none are the most pressing on Thanksgiving.
The holiday shopping season kicks off with the unofficial holiday known as "Black Friday." It's a day for giant sales, stressed-out shoppers and the chance to buy things you can buy any other day of the year.