On Santa’s Lap

The holidays are approaching.  The mall just had their tree-lighting ceremony last weekend.  I already see Christmas decorations and Christmas merchandise in department stores way before Halloween.  Every year, Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier. One of my family's Christmas traditions is to take a walk down Christmas Tree Lane.  Three years ago, we…

Thanksgiving; The Neglected Holiday

Thanksgiving.  Oh, yes---the holiday that marks the start of European colonists invading and exterminating thousands of indigenous people in America.  Children are taught in schools that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and appreciation---like how the Pilgrims thanked the Native Americans for helping them survive their first harsh winter by inviting them to a…