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The Festival of Lights

Tonight is Hanukkah and for those who celebrate, it is a beautiful time of family, food and traditions! Candles are lit, prayers are sung, latkes and donuts are made, then devoured, and history is recalled and honored.

“The miracle, of course, was not that the oil for the sacred light - in a little cruse - lasted as long as they say; but that the courage of the Maccabees lasted to this day: let that nourish my flickering spirit.”
-Charles Reznikoff

 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

December has arrived with lights and Christmas songs on repeat. Inflatables and trees seem to be up in record numbers, maybe the idea is that if we show enough season’s spirit it will make up for a really hard, colorless year. Our thought is, whatever helps you through 2020 (within reason of course), you should do it, extra lights, more inflatables, baking everyday in December, go for it!

Thanksgiving is in a week y'all, where has the year gone???

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week?! Yes, we have a calendar and write down dates on the regular, but this year has seemed to equally crawl and speed along all at the same time, so excuse us if we are a bit shell shocked to hear Christmas music already. Our neighbor has their lights up, where did our year go?! Existential crises aside, next week is Thanksgiving and like most of our year, it isn’t traditional, a lot of us are preparing to have a very different kind of holiday.

Shattering Glass Ceilings

We made it through the election! That was more suspense than a Mystery Novel, but after 3 times running for President, Vice President Biden is now President Elect. Senator Kamala Harris will be the first Woman, the first Woman of Color and the first South Asian American to serve as Vice President of the United States. Whether you celebrate this news or not, it is a great and historical accomplishment, as well as an equality victory.

“Don’t aim to break the glass ceiling; aim to shatter it.”
-Matshona Dhliwayo

 

Lessons of hope from this election

Here we sit about 40 hours plus after the polls closed refreshing our phone and computer over and over to see how the electoral map has changed. Never before has a map of the United States been so fascinating, Geography teachers reading this, REJOICE! These last 4 years have been hard to weather, we have witnessed so much epheavel, pain, loss, and violent acts being perpetrated in our country, leaving us equally numb and dumbfounded.

 

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