Thanksgiving Day 2016: The 47th National Day of Mourning

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Environment, Events, Popular, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

There are truly two sides to every story, and the Thanksgiving Day story is no exception. Like in the 1400s and the 1600s, in 2016, our Native American brothers and sisters are suffering a continuing assault on their culture.

The Remarkable History of Halloween: Unique Origins of a Favorite Festival

By | October 29th, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Family, Featured Author, Holidays, Women and Culture, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ah, Halloween – my favorite day of the year. Halloween marks the transition between the light of fall and the darkness of winter, between the plenty of the fall harvest and the scarcity of winter, the transition between life and death. Halloween has become one of the most beloved holidays in American culture. Rooted in ancient lore, traditions and beliefs, it's origins and history go deep.

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