December 2015: Happy Festivus !

A couple years ago, a friend of mine noticed an aluminum plant pole on our patio and asked if it was a Festivus pole. I had no idea what he was talking about. He laughed and explained it was featured on Seinfeld. Since then, I have watched “The Strike” episode and I now embrace Festivus […]

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October 2015: Horrible Halloweens

It’s that most wonderful time of the year again, kiddies ! Yes, it’s Halloween. And while I enjoy a chilling ghost story as well as the next ghoul, after writing this blog for a lucky 13 years now I thought I’d branch out a bit and go all historical on you this year. Bad things […]

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December 2014: Ho Ho Huh ? The Pagan Origins of Our Favorite Christmas Traditions

Merry Christmas everyone ! Sorry to burst your eggnog bubble but as it turns out, most of our favorite Christmas traditions are pagan in origin. Many pagan festivals and traditions were carried over into early Christianity. In some cases, this was intentional. Rather than fight centuries of rural customs, the early church fathers sought to […]

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