Category Archives: Holidays

It’s Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day, Modern Philosophers. My Dad died when I was 19, so I’ve spent more Father’s Days without him than with him.  Even though he’s not around to celebrate on this holiday, he is most certainly in my thoughts. … Continue reading

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Relax…It’s A Holiday

It’s Memorial Day, Modern Philosophers. So many people asked me about my weekend plans, and my answer was very clear: I plan to spend it not working. Because that’s all I really care about on a holiday.  I’m just thrilled … Continue reading

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Holiday Weekend Induced Amnesia

There’s something both jarring and unsettling about hearing someone clear his throat when you are supposed to be the only one in the house. I looked up with a start to find The Devil staring at me from the entrance … Continue reading

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Here Comes Satan Cottontail

“Happy Easter!” The Devil declared excitedly as he entered the living room carrying the largest Easter basket I had ever seen. After he’d placed the behemoth gift on the table, I was finally able to catch a glimpse of my … Continue reading

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Disappointment Trumps Excitement on President’s Day

I was talking to a coworker today, Modern Philosophers, and asked her how she was enjoying President’s Day. And that’s the first problem right there. I was at work on President’s Day. Remember when President’s Day was a national holiday?  … Continue reading

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2018: A New Hope

I love the philosophy that a new year symbolizes a new start, Modern Philosophers. It gives people hope.  It allows them to believe that they are facing the year with a clean slate, and anything can happen.  I’m all for … Continue reading

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Go Away, 2017

I’m not one To stay up Until midnight To toast The arrival Of the New Year. There is no Special someone Waiting excitedly For a New Year’s kiss. Most likely, I will be Sound asleep When the Earth completes Yet … Continue reading

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