Category: Holidays

Small Business Saturday November 26: what it really means to those retailers and why you need to shop small!

Small Business Saturday November 26: what it really means to those retailers and why you need to shop small!
Once upon a time I owned a boutique in a small town. Despite having another job as a self employed, independent sales rep, I had always dreamed of owning a store. For eight years I lived that dream but unfortunately that dream had to end. Thank you economy in 2008 and the myriad of shoppers... Read more »

New Years Eve 2014: putting this year in the rearview mirror

New Years Eve 2014: putting this year in the rearview mirror
A few weeks back one of my dear blogger friends, High Gloss and Sauce wrote a piece with the title “Life is Always Good”. It really touched me as prior to 2014, I was a rose colored glasses kind of gal. Yes, I have certainly had struggles in prior years and admit that the older... Read more »

Facebook's year in pictures. A great year, seriously?

Facebook's year in pictures. A great year, seriously?
In the past week I’ve had lots of friends “yearbook” of pictures popping up on my Facebook news feed. They (Zuckerberg and gang) like to remind us of our year as we have posted it and give us a happy recap. But what if your year was awful? I won’t post my own “yearbook” as... Read more »
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The giving of Thanksgiving: can you help this family out?

The giving of Thanksgiving: can you help this family out?
I don’t usually make appeals like this. Actually I never do. But I was moved to tell this story. In July of this year, a woman named Beverly Donehey passed away. I never knew this woman. She came and went in the world and her legacy has never been recognized for what I have been... Read more »

Passover 2014: from childhood to now, a tradition I can't live without

Passover 2014: from childhood to now, a tradition I can't live without
Think “Fiddler on The Roof”: Tradition!! This word is defined as “the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way.” My life has been defined by the traditions that have been ingrained in me as far back as I can remember and I wouldn’t... Read more »

White Santa v Black Santa: Does everything have to be about race?

White Santa v Black Santa: Does everything have to be about race?
Once upon a time I wrote a blog about Billy Crystal and his black face performance at the Oscars. At the time I thought people were overreacting. I spent several days fielding comments and doing damage control. It got a bit ugly. Okay, a LOT ugly. Shortly after that, Trayvon Martin was shot by George... Read more »
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Black Friday: How about waiting until small business Saturday?

Black Friday: How about waiting until small business Saturday?
As if we haven’t heard enough about Black Friday this fall we will now get to hear about it every five minutes this week. The funny thing is, we seem to have Black Friday type deals going on all year long. By the time Friday rolls around, people have already blown a wad of money.... Read more »

Kohl's and Macy's opening on Thanksgiving? Way to ruin a holiday!!

Kohl's and Macy's opening on Thanksgiving? Way to ruin a holiday!!
I’ve been away from writing this month as I have been running my series on the BRCA gene. However, after just reading the news about Kohl’s plans to open on Thanksgiving at 8pm (Macy’s has as well)  I must divert my attention. Because in a word, this sucks. Thanksgiving is a very special time for a... Read more »