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Family is one of the most important aspects of Thanksgiving. Especially sitting around the dining room table with all your loved ones.     The past couple of Thanksgivings have never been very celebratory for me since most of my family...
When I think about Thanksgiving, I reminisce about the amount of love and care my mom put into dinner and making our house look festive and welcoming.      I remember waking up each Thanksgiving morning to the...
“The War on Christianity” is a phrase that is all too familiar with Benedictine Students.      The world around us tries to do everything it can to suppress the Christian narrative. Sadly, the Birth of Our Lord...
Black Friday hasn’t been just an ordinary Friday for quite some time now. Our rampant consumerist culture has not only torn apart the beloved American tradition that is Thanksgiving, but it has also destroyed the...
As the oldest of seven, most of my Thanksgiving family traditions involve fingerpaint and craft projects. Hand-painted turkeys on construction paper, a kitchen full of dirty dishes, a dining room crowded with noise and the warm...
Turkeys are a common symbol of Thanksgiving.  On this holiday, most people remember turkeys for being a delicious meal.  But there is a lot more we can take away from turkeys than just leftovers.  Here are...
Thanksgiving is one of the best times of the year. It brings together the four F’s for a day: family, friends, food, and… FOOTBALL!   One year ago, we were still in the heart of one of the...
Mashed potatoes are my favorite and undisputed best side dish on Thanksgiving.   They bring the whole meal together. I wouldn’t say I am a mashed potato connoisseur or enthusiast, but I know when I am eating...
Three summers ago, I had the chance to go up in a lightweight airplane with acrobatic capability.  The pilot demonstrated barrel rolls and loops, and I got to feel the effects of a “G” for the first time....
J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were good friends within their academic community at Oxford. Among their conversations, dragons were said to be mentioned as often as the average person might discuss the weather. I think...