Holiday Parties – That’s the Spirit!

Yes, it’s that time of year again when holiday parties abound. I haven’t been to a honest-to-goodness office holiday party in years – it’s no fun partying with your boss when in this case your boss is yourself  🙂 – but I have been to a couple of academic holiday gatherings. Those were tame; the… [read more]


Holiday Horrors and Other Gifts Gone Bad

 We’re just on the other side of Thanksgiving and bingo!  Here we go.  The office parties, Yankee swaps, white elephant exchanges, Secret Santa’s and other saccharine holiday cheer. Oh boy. Nah, I’m not a Scrooge.  I really do love the holidays – all of ‘em.  You name it:  Alban Arthuan, Christmas, Eid-al-adha, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Rohatsu, Soyal,… [read more]

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