Posts tagged: Thanksgiving season

November Patreon Offerings: Hygge, Holidays, and A Seasonal Short Story

By , November 23, 2019

I just posted the exclusive offerings on our Patreon page, also known as “Things,” for November. They’re scheduled to go live 8:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time.

Zeiger Family Homestead Patreon Page

Our Patreon page, where our patrons go to download A Place at the Table and more (screenshot).

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Early Onset Christmas

By , November 20, 2013

If you’ve read the blog long enough to form any impressions of me, no doubt you’ve learned that I value (dare I say sacralize?) the separation of the Sacred and the Profane. I draw sharp distinctions between the holiday and the every day, to ensure that each will be appreciated for its proper value (see The Key to Simple Living: Appreciating the Present). This is never more evident than at Christmas time (see Feeling “Holidaisical”: Christmas Comes to the Zeiger Homestead).

Part of that preference involves maintaining a clear separation between two distinct but closely proximal holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I strive to keep the two separate, and honor them both, even if, for us, the Christmas season starts the day after Thanksgiving.

Not this year. This year, I’ve decided that the only sane thing to do is to take a big ol’ metaphorical belly flop into the Christmas season a few days before Thanksgiving. Continue reading 'Early Onset Christmas'»

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