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Thanksgiving

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  • Gobble-worthy, digestible e-reads for Thanksgiving

    Gobble-worthy, digestible e-reads for Thanksgiving
    Turkey and stuffing and pie — oh my! From historical tales to scientific stories to essays both touching and provocative, here are some e-reads to get into the spirit of Thanksgiving on Thursday. -------------------- This piece first ran in...
  • 'Thanksgivukkah' roundup: 5 books to read this Hanukkah and Thanksgiving

    'Thanksgivukkah' roundup: 5 books to read this Hanukkah and Thanksgiving
    Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving this year — a phenomenon that hasn't occurred in 125 years. The two holidays have common roots in religious freedom: Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Temple after the Jews vanquished their Syrian...
  • Crowds head for crayons at Duarte Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving

    Crowds head for crayons at Duarte Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving
    Around dinnertime on Thanksgiving, Joni Adams-Akita was thinking of her grandchildren. But not while sitting with her family in front of a turkey. The 54-year-old Pasadena retiree was hovering near the jewelry counter at a Wal-Mart in Duarte, waiting...
  • Gina Marie Lindsey: She's piloting LAX into the 21st century

     Gina Marie Lindsey: She's piloting LAX into the 21st century
    Don't think that Gina Marie Lindsey is up in an ivory control tower. This week, the executive director of Los Angeles World Airports will be joining an estimated 2.6 million passengers in the Christmas/New Year's scrum at LAX, on her own holiday travels....
  • For the holidays, a brief history of manners

    For the holidays, a brief history of manners
    According to Emily Post, "All rules of table manners are made to avoid ugliness." They exist to shield us from other people's effusions and emissions — and to conceal our own. Manners can act as a lubricant, minimizing social friction, but mostly...
  • The many heroes among us deserve special thanks on Thanksgiving

    Next week, I hope each of you will pause at your Thanksgiving table before burying your faces in assorted flavored carbs to ask each diner to name something or someone for which or for whom they are thankful this year. In addition to family, friends,...
  • Let Thanksgiving remind you of your blessings, not your burdens

    Q: I'm dreading Thanksgiving this year. It's been a hard year for me, and when all our family gets together I'll just feel like a hypocrite pretending I'm thankful for anything. I'm even wondering if I ought to go. What would you say to someone like me?...
  • Thanksgiving is the perfect time to count our blessings

    Q: I'm a student from another country and I'd like to learn about some of your customs. For example, what is the meaning of the holiday you call "Thanksgiving"? Does it have something to do with Christianity? -- V.J. A: Thank you for your question, and...
  • Ka-chingle all the way: the 'war on Christmas' nonsense

    There's a nip in the air. Couples bundle against the cold. It must be time for the "war on Christmas." Like the changing of the weather, the war on Christmas arrives each year a few weeks before Dec. 25. Conservatives take to the airwaves to denounce...
  • Despite its pagan past, Halloween is about fun!

    NOTE FROM MG I have received many questions lately from religious parents of all faiths who are not completely comfortable with allowing their children to celebrate Halloween. The holiday's pagan past disturbs them and they feel somehow that a victory...
  • Greg Schwem: So long, farewell to holiday TV traditions

    I am a purist at holiday time. That means I always have the final say when choosing the family Christmas tree, always carve the holiday bird and always stand on a rickety ladder while hanging lights from front yard trees as neighbors watch from their...