When You’re Not There Yet The day after Christmas, my cousin and I were on a flight that was just about to land at the Albuquerque airport. The pilots pulled up the plane at the last moment and circled for the next ten minutes. They attempted a second landing, but they pulled up once again.…
What is it with men’s fascination with the dancing flames?
The best present a parent can receive is to know their child is happy.
Brain training and making the best of a bad situation.
— Welcome to my weekly ‘Layman’s Lectionary’ series where I stumble my way through the liturgical year and share my layman’s opinions, doubts, fears, and hopes about modern culture and daily life as it corresponds to scripture. First Sunday after Christmas Day Click here for readings. The Christmas holiday can bring the inverse intended emotions…
Playing Santa on the streets of Boston.
How can you douse your single days with love?
Joe Doe shares three of his favorite Christmas movies
Hide the credit cards and instead build traditions with your kids. Supporting a child through gift disappointment is important to their emotional, cognitive and social development.
Teaching my sons that Christmas isn’t about the toys.
31 Days of Male Stereotypes: Day 25
As a society, and as individuals, we need more connection.
Ritually facing the darkest time of year might remind us that this is what nature calls to us to do, to face the darkness so the light will come again.
Children start developing empathy and compassion as toddlers and should have a good understanding of generosity by age nine. Here are five thoughtful ways parents can help foster these behaviours.
Knitted Rudolph with a pompom nose isn’t going to end the world, but is it utterly harmless?
When the holidays don’t quite live up to the Hallmark Christmas channel—sparkle anyway.