Category: celebrations & superstitions

Things we celebrate and observe.

The Xmas Grind

This is The Nightmare Before Christmas It would be unfair to say Christmas snuck up on me this year. It’s done everything to make its coming known; settling down in store shelves even before the Halloween candy could have its…

Tiananmen Tankman at 25

This past Wednesday, June 4, marked the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, when the Chinese government ordered the Red Army to open fire on unarmed students and democracy supporters in Tiananmen Square. This is a piece I originally submitted…

50something Spider-man

WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS! Spider-man is 50 this year. It’s weird knowing he is just a few years older than me. He’s had such a huge impact on my life. He’s an American comic book institution right alongside Superman. But unlike…

Christmas, Santa, and Jesus

As a parent, two stories I would like to tell better are the story of 9/11 and the story of Christmas. With the former, I’m still trying to get it “just right.” Both my children were born after 9/11 (my…