Monthly Relish

February Relish

Much Adu about LOVE

Valentine’s Day is one of many commodified holidays grossly advertised for the sole intent of making money…in this case, construct LOVE is the commodity. Clearly, people have no problem financially expressing their “LOVE,” as Valentine’s Day is an 18 billion dollar business. The flowers die, the candy gets eaten up, and the lingerie gets destroyed in a couple minutes, but what happens to the LOVE? Is it sustained? Was it ever there? Like many constructs: an idea or theory containing various conceptual elements, typically considered to be subjective and not based on empirical evidence, love can be difficult to define. Continue reading

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Monthly Relish

January Relish

jan-relishCold blistering temperatures, howling winds, ice, snowstorms, slick roads, school and flight cancellations etc.… are very common during month of January. Such extreme temperatures definitely impact our daily duties. Things that were once simple now require time and planning. For example, leaving to go anywhere is now a twenty minute ordeal as you have warm up the car, put on layers of clothes before leaving, and drive slowly.

Yes, winter blues has the ability to set in and damper one’s spirit but as the saying goes, the cup is half empty or half full…perception being the determining factor. I choose to see the glass half full and face January with a recrudescent attitude and relish in activities that warm me spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Continue reading

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