Category Archives: Family Celebrations

Delia’s Christmas Manners

Delia Ephron has written an Op-Ed on the NYTimes about Christmas Manners in this era of extreme diversity we now live in.  She promises to “answer questions for those tricky situations we all face at this time of the year.” … Continue reading

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The Big Game Paella Event

It all started with a series of text messages between father and daughter. It went something this: Daughter: The Big Game is coming, Dad! Father: Yup! Daughter: Are you and Mom watching at the Cal Stadium? Father: Nope. Daughter: Well, … Continue reading

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The Half Event

This past weekend, we made our way across the continent to partake in the celebration of my sister-in-law’s “Half-Birthday.”  Being a Holiday baby, her birthday was somehow perpetually overshadowed by the frenzy of holiday celebrations, end-of-year office parties, exhaustive shopping … Continue reading

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On Anniversaries

This month, we celebrated our anniversary.  I wanted a quiet celebration.  One with a few friends and family.  Nothing too fancy or contrived.  Just an impromptu trip to a brunch place that’s become a recent favorite, Cafe des Amis. Another … Continue reading

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The Family Thanksgiving Dance

We were all gearing up for Thursday, November 24, 2011.  It started with the order for the bird a few weeks ago from the neighborhood butcher: Air-chilled and all natural please.  About 12 pounds?  Yes, please.  Then the menu planning. … Continue reading

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