Holiday Rituals: Are We A Thanksgiving Nation or A Christmas Nation?

December 24, 2013 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in


Somewhere in that hours-long transition between Thanksgiving Day and the Christmas season a very remarkable change comes over us. Thanksgiving being a time for reflection, counting blessings, giving thanks, and serving others, Christmas has mostly come to mean just the opposite. America wakes up (sometimes never having gone to sleep) on Black Friday and plunges into a state of mind totally... Read More

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Stories are, in many ways, the glue of our existence. They are the way we make sense of reality. Without a story within which to situate the numerous, disparate events of life, we wouldn't be able to function. Story strings the seemingly unrelated events of life together into one coherent whole. It is a means of creating order out of disorder, and understanding out of confusion. Think of our... Read More

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