A story of Christmas and freedom

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Lousia May Alcott, best known for her novel, "Little Women," was born on Nov. 29, 1832, in Germantown, Pa., and raised in Boston and Concord, Mass. ("Poor dull more…

Connecting Chanukah and Christmas?

by Yaffah daCosta -- One common theme between Chanukah and Christmas is lights! Everywhere, there are lights and more lights! And, even though lights are an important theme for the holiday, there more…

It's all about family

by Geoff Metcalf -- Christmas is a holiday many people anxiously look forward to for a variety of reasons. To many it is a religious holiday to remember the birth of Jesus more…

Exchanging gifts with Jesus

by Jane Chastain -- No one is quite sure how the custom of giving and receiving gifts on the anniversary of Christ's birth actually began. Some say it was a holdover from more…

Of mice and men

by J.R. Nyquist -- It was raining hard in east San Diego County that night. About 10 miles outside of Ramona, Calif., a security guard for the local timeshare resort had called more…

Vanity of vanities!

by Cynthia Grenier -- If there were ever a time to be both celebratory and nostalgic, what better time surely than Christmas? And what fitter -- and fittingly timed -- book to more…

Oil's not well in the Gulf

by -NO AUTHOR- -- This past Thursday, Dec. 21, Iraqi Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Sultan Hashed Ahmed said his country could destroy Israel and that it was ready to confront any aggression more…

'Land of the White Death'

by Richard Grenier -- If you're thinking of the commotion that was kicked up by the recent presidential election, you can imagine the commotion kicked up in 1914 at the outbreak of more…

Bush-Cheney: Assessing the threat

by Gordon Prather -- Months before even getting the GOP nomination, Gov. Bush made this pledge: America must build effective missile defenses, based on the best available options, at the earliest possible more…