Monthly Archives: December 2011

Hanukah: Hope, Beauty, and light

Each year I write a Hanukah story for my daughter but this year, with only two weeks to go, I had nothing. I was afraid I might disappoint her… then the spirit of Hanukah came and wrote the story for … Continue reading

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To Holiday Card or not to card that is the?

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, Holiday cards are a pain in the but, lots of time and expense. Are E-cards alone a politically correct viable alternative? Postal   Dear Postal, I tried that the last two years but the feedback I … Continue reading

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And a partridge in a pear tree…….

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché;   ‘Tis the season… and I am SO not into it. I see this tremendous push from the media to get us to BUY, BUY, BUY.   I see commercials on TV showing family and friends … Continue reading

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Santa who

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I am Jewish and my son married a Catholic. He now has a five month old baby. He is converting to Catholicism and having the baby baptized. So my question is what to do for holidays? … Continue reading

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Parasite from the planet Me

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, The reality show of our family Thanksgiving is over and I was left pondering an ethical dilemma around one of my more colorful family members; my brother in law, the Parasite From Planet Me. Every two … Continue reading

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Growing up and left behind

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My nieces are hitting a rough spot. As one of three daughters I saw my older sister suddenly turn her back on playing Barbies with me in favor of going to concerts with my eldest sister. … Continue reading

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