Category: Make Me Think Monday

Fruitcake Facts, Folly, and An Offer

Christmas means fruitcake time. It’s the most belittled icon of the season. I’m a fruitcake lover and this is such a sad, sad thing to me. Johnny Carson began the trend of fruitcake bashing with his comment that… Read More

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Family Traditions around the Thanksgiving Table

Our children are married with families of their own and some of their children are married so our attendee number for holidays varies every year. This Thanksgiving we were only missing the members living out-of-state. The rest of… Read More

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Why Red and Blue for Political Parties?

Mid-term Election 2018 campaigning is over. No more political robocalls. No more political ads. Are you as relieved as I am? There’s a no politics policy here on the blog so we’re not discussing election results. Instead, we’re… Read More

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Two Ways to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

I know blogging about thankfulness and gratitude in November is cliché, but what better time to focus our thoughts on thankfulness and gratitude. After all, we do celebrate Thanksgiving Day in America this month. Too often, though, our… Read More

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Black Cats, Black Dogs, and Bad Luck

Around Halloween time, black cats and black dogs get a bad rap for their reputation of bringing bad luck. Black cats have had a major role in folklore and mythology for centuries. Some of it good, some of… Read More

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Do mushroom rings appear in your yard?

As seasons transition from spring to summer or fall to winter, there’s lots and lots of rain and these little mushroom rings pop up in yards. Fairy rings, as these sprouting mushrooms are called, frequently appear after wet… Read More

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It’s the Back to School Season

Texas is a seasonless place. Life here is lived in a constant tropical sun. It puts you in a constant state of seasonal disorientation. I’m not complaining merely stating fact. I live here by choice. The lack of… Read More

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White after Labor Day – Yes or No

About the same time Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, the fashion world declared the first Monday in September should also signal the end of wearing white garments. Today’s fashion world is much more relaxed about… Read More

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The Dog Days of Summer

Here in Texas we’re in the “dog days of summer.” It’s hot, it’s humid, and there doesn’t seem to be any relief. We’re floating in swimming pools, searching for spaces to park our car beneath shade trees when… Read More

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Labor Day Rest and Rainbows

Today is Labor Day. Unlike most U.S. holidays, it is a strange celebration without rituals, well, except for shopping and barbecuing. Interesting to note that Labor Day is also celebrated in Canada. Peter J. McGuire, founder of the United… Read More

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