Thought of the Week: Light in the Dark of the Year

There’s something wrong with me, and not in the way I usually mean. I’m sitting at my computer, drinking tea (second cup this morning), writing this post. That in itself is unusual, considering my state of mind recently. I’m listening to Christmas music. Christmas music. That’s highly unusual, no matter what. Worse than any of that, though, is that I actually feel … well, reasonably well.

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Thought of the Week: The Week Before Christmas (An Ode to Retail)

As a veteran retail employee, I know just how hectic it can be for anyone in the service industry in the days leading up to Christmas. One of the things that never ceases to amaze me is how much time people spend spending, and how little time they consequently must be spending with the people for whom they’re shopping in the first place. Wouldn’t it be better, perhaps, to spend a little less time at the mall, and a little more time with your family … ?

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Thought of the Week: The Joy of Giving

It’s late, I’ve just finished watching a movie with Mrs. Satis, and feel like I want to write a Thought of the Week post. I’m eating pumpkin tortilla chips with a rather nice autumn spice hot sauce, and for entirely unrelated reasons I find myself thinking about selflessness, consideration and the nature of giving and taking.

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