It happened again: another successful Thanksgiving involving too much green bean casserole, too few choices for potatoes and too many pleasant conversations with family members who tried desperately to avoid bringing up politics around the dinner table. Like so many other Americans, my family experiences a post-holiday coma. No, thisContinue Reading

It is the day of the year that thousands of Americans wait for: Black Friday. A day that prompts people to wait in endless lines for hours as they check items off their Christmas gift lists. Concordia mother-daughter pair Sandi Paulson and Geneva Nemzek have been going Black Friday shoppingContinue Reading

Learning to check consumerism at the door this holiday season With roughly four weeks till Christmas, Americans cannot wait for stores to open their doors, for the holidays have become a time where our wallets perish and our debts inflate. Consumerism seems to rule our choices. Sales flourishing, spending inContinue Reading

By the time this column is printed, Thanksgiving will have come and gone. I hope yours was full of holiday cheer, time spent with family and friends and much needed R&R. Your holiday traditions probably vary from mine, but the gist is generally the same wherever you go: sitting downContinue Reading