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Winter Solstice is Today

Today marks the Northern Hemisphere’s Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. It doesn’t officially begin until 6:03 p.m. Easter Time, 3:03 here on the West Coast.  Sunrise was at 6:48 a.m. this morning and sunset takes place at […]

Winter Solstice is Today

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Today marks the Northern Hemisphere’s Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. It doesn’t officially begin until 6:03 p.m. Easter Time, 3:03 here on the West Coast.  Sunrise was at 6:48 a.m. this morning and sunset takes place at […]

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Dutch adopt the heroes that liberated Europe

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Love: The reason for the season

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Christmas cinema evolves

This holiday season I noticed something interesting; there weren’t any Christmas movies coming into theaters. This made me think, have they run out? Santa, snow, reindeer, I’m assuming Christmas

Christmas and Santa: How the two came together

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Christmas Love in Montana

Yep, I flew to Montana to see my kids in -30°F. I'm a California girl; I only visit the snow if I can go home the same day and

Christmas music rocks from Mary J. Blige to Bad Religion

In 2008, Stephen Colbert released “Another Christmas Song” where he sang a finger-snapping, big band send-up of the Christmas music business. He comically extolled the faux virtues of writing,

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