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WHERE TO LOOK By Rayola Kelley

To me one of the hardest things to do is to know where to look for things that are lost and obscured in the midst of darkness, uncertainty, and what seems to be utterly ridiculous. I can’t count the times I have lost something and looked for it to only fail to see it or […]

Traditions! Part 2

Last month we looked at traditions. As nations, cultures, and families we have our “traditions.” They are important because they are a common ground for people upon which they can meet. However, in many cases people do not know why we observe the days and times we do. Many traditions are simply accepted because it […]


During this time of the year, the subject of traditions comes to the forefront. As a nation and culture, we acknowledge Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas within a two-month period. The question is how important are traditions? If you ever watch the movie, Fiddler on the Roof, which is very consistent with how people perceive traditions […]


WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS? By Jeannette Haley It was a very long time ago, and Christmas was coming. My mother told me Ineeded to write a letter to Santa Claus and ask for what I wanted. She alwaysloved the idea of Santa Claus, and even though I suspected my letter would endup in […]