Photo of the Day: December 23, 2018

Reflecting on this photo from two years ago. This is our seventh year with Lawrence, and the first where he has been able to peacefully coexist with the Christmas Tree. Every other year has been a battle, as evidenced by this, the most ominous Christmas photo I’ve ever taken.

Photo of the Day: December 12, 2018

Inside the music room of Longwood Garden’s conservatory. “Music Room” is almost a misnomer as you could fit a small house inside of it.

Photo of the Day: December 6, 2018

The historic and iconic Red Mill in Clinton, NJ. Though the prices of items at their Christmas market were too expensive ($35 for a hand-carved wooden spoon?), it did do a lot to get us into the Christmas spirit early on. No matter how many times I visit this town, I cannot help but take…

Photo of the Day: December 5, 2018

The Main Street bridge in Clinton, NJ adorned with wooden soldiers. We were there in late November for their Christmas market at the Red Mill.

2018 Holiday Liquor Buying Guide: Black Box Spirits

This column is going to serve as a guide for what you may buy for the person who appreciates liquor in your life. However, the first installment is not necessarily what you would get for someone as a gift, but rather, what you might want to have on hand for that holiday party you are…

Christmas 2016: Does Anyone Actually Eat the Green Bean Casserole?

It’s the one dish guaranteed to be on most tables every Thanksgiving and Christmas: the infamous Green Bean Casserole. You know, that concoction consisting of green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and French’s fried onions, baked into a casserole dish and served steaming hot to the groans of your guests? I don’t know when it…

Don’t Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Just because America is on the express train to hell in a handbasket does not mean your Thanksgiving dinner needs to be embroiled in turmoil. Every year on my blog on Thanksgiving, I usually make some kind of post wishing everyone an awesome day with family, friends, and food. Yes, politics is always something that…