It had been a long night – and a cold one. A lightweight, white suit offers little protection from a long winter night outdoors, even in Southern California. It was now 9 a.m. and the sun had risen on a new day – in fact, on a new year. It was January 1, 1986. I’d been standing on a street corner since the previous … [Read more...] about New Year’s Day – a Vial Experience!
Archives for 2017
Another year stands on the threshold, waiting for the Times Square ball to drop, which means it’s time for that annual tradition – making resolutions. How long has this practice been going on, and where did it begin? In the 1925 book, The Customs of Mankind, author Lillian Eichler wrote: “In ancient England it was … [Read more...] about The New Year
Despite what you’re reading and hearing these days, this season of the year isn’t about Black Fridays or Cyber Mondays. I bring you sincere Christmas greetings and a friendly reminder of the real reason for this season and how it all began. Amid the trappings and the wrappings, as we rush to buy our gifts and mail … [Read more...] about The Reason for the Season!