12 Holiday Joys, Joy 7 – Giving

There are few things I enjoy more in relationships than giving someone something that I picked out just for them, that I know (or suspect or hope) they'll love, that makes their lives a little bit brighter. I take gift-giving very seriously -- probably too seriously? OR NOT SERIOUSLY ENOUGH. My philosophy of gift giving … Continue reading 12 Holiday Joys, Joy 7 – Giving

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12 Holiday Joys, Joy 6 – Privilege

The winter holiday season in American can be a gluttonous, slobbering, insatiable beast, feeding off of images of desirable privilege and spewing forth messages of love and happiness as codified by wealth, gain, dollars spent, and the virtue of obtaining the newest gadget simply because it's new. Oddly enough, my favorite time of year is … Continue reading 12 Holiday Joys, Joy 6 – Privilege