May Holidays and Changes

Friday, 11 May 2012, 14:58 | Category : career, holidays, nostalgia
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This week has been crazy. I began a new job and it has been somewhat overwhelming. I love it, but it is taking me some time to get up to speed. Anyone that knows me knows that I am not good with change or being behind the eight ball. I like to know everything about […]






The Holidays and Gender Roles

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 21:00 | Category : culture, feminisim, holidays, life, sociology
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Studying Sociology has become a double edged sword for me. Over the holiday season, my sense of gender roles and norms becomes heightened. Most of the time I have to keep my mouth shut and ‘go with the flow’, but sometimes I decide that I want to engage in a conversation that will hopefully lead […]






The Holiday Rush

Sunday, 18 December 2011, 1:42 | Category : holidays, localism
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During my time writing for Backwash (Hippiegrrl Explains It All – archived here), I wrote many posts on holiday shopping and alternatives to giving store bought, big box stuff. Over the years, the writer and I have tried many alternative ways of shopping (or not shopping) for the holidays. Taking the handmade pledge, pushing ourselves […]






from the archives – here we go… 26 november 2007

Monday, 28 November 2011, 20:22 | Category : buffalo, elmwood, holidays, localism
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The holiday season is here. Black Friday (or Buy Nothing Day as we like to celebrate it) has come and gone and we are left with images of crazed shoppers trampling each other on the way into the local Wal-Mart. Highly motivated, yes, but for the right reasons? In an attempt to make a difference […]






from the archives – the holiday spirit – 13 november 2008

Saturday, 19 November 2011, 20:13 | Category : archives, holidays
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Now that my birthday is over (and it was lovely I might add) I am ready to move on to the other November holiday. I bet you thought (judging from the title) that this was going to be a post about the December holiday season. Well – you were wrong! Before we start shopping for […]