Category: holidays

Lifestyle: what do white roses mean?

Self-tutoring about roses and their relation to holidays: the tutor mentions white roses. I bought three roses for my wife for Valentine’s Day. The red and yellow were planned; the white was impulse. Red means love, yellow, friendship…what about white?

Holidays: Christmas 2019, Nanaimo

Self-tutoring about the recent Christmas season: does it endure? We’ve all heard of the Twelve Days of Christmas, which run Dec 25 through Jan 5. Yet, can Christmas endure even past then? Last night, January 5th, I walked some blocks

Holidays: Christmas Eve, 2019

Self-tutoring about holidays: the tutor sends his greetings… Happy holidays, everyone. On Christmas Eve, I want to share some history. My mother’s parents ended up in a little town in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. For retail, the town might

Lifestyle: “Only one month until Christmas….”

Self-tutoring about anticipation: the tutor reflects…. When I was a kid, looking forward to Christmas brought endless pleasure from about this time of year. The holiday lights, the store displays, colouring Christmas scenes, the specials on TV…it was wonderful. Married

A Grave Affair: Oct 26 Halloween party

Self-tutoring about parties and music: the tutor shares about last Saturday night. I attended A Grave Affair on October 26, 2019. It was a Halloween party hosted by CR Head Injury and was a lot of fun. My wife and

Lifestyle: holiday events: before or after the day?

Self-tutoring about holidays: the tutor philosophizes about when their events might be held. A couple of days ago I drove by a sign advertising a Valentine’s dance: Valentine’s Dance Saturday February 16 Immediately I was charmed by the message, because

Lifestyle: New Year’s Eve reflection

Self-tutoring about lifestyle: the tutor notices a trend from 2018. I do make a New Year’s resolution. This year’s, I plan to share in a coming post. For now, I want to mention a trend I’ve observed during 2018. I

Holidays: why is Black Friday Nov 23, 2018 (and not Nov 30)?

Self-tutoring about holidays: the tutor checks the answer to a question he’s wondered about. I would have said that Black Friday is typically later than Nov 23. Furthermore, I believed it was the last Friday of November. While most years

Lifestyle: Halloween reflections, 2018

Self-tutoring about Halloween and holidays: the tutor examines special occasions such as Halloween. Halloween examines the dead and the supernatural – what might lurk beyond what we can see. It stimulates the imagination. The decorations and costumes are appealing and