Yule Activities

Hello everyone Jennifer, Yasmine’s assistant, here again with another blog post for you all.   Yule is one of my favorite times of the year. I enjoy the quality time I get to spend with my family and I look

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A Merry Yuletide To All

Back in 2001, after the Towers fell, I had a hard time come Yule and the Solstice. I still felt almost guilty for wanting to celebrate, and wondering if we should. And then, one night, I sat down and wrote

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Thanksgiving Dinner Thoughts

It’s Saturday evening–a few days before this post goes up–and I’m still working, but that’s okay. I took a good part of yesterday off.  I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving and the holidays, even if in a quieter mood this year

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Samhain–the Festival of the Dead

Pumpkins, crisp leaves tinged with rust and bronze, a lace-work of frost kissing red-cheeked apples, ghostly mist rises in the shadowed night…Monday night is October 31st, the eve of Samhain, Festival of the Dead and we prepare to honor and

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Allergy Safe Halloween Treats & The Teal Pumpkin Project

Halloween, for us, is Samhain—the festival from which Halloween evolved. But I also give out treats. A couple years ago, it occurred to me that my own allergies prevented me from eating the candy we were handing out, so what

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Twas the Night Before Solstice

In 2001, when tragedy struck the nation in September, some of us fell into a paralyzing, frozen state of emotion. As we neared Yule, I knew I wanted to celebrate but it just seemed…wrong? Perhaps not wrong, but hard to

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