Column: Thanksgiving travel

I have a history of misfortune in holiday travel, especially at Thanksgiving. Snowstorms, canceled flights and misplaced luggage seem to be the norm for me. In spite of my best efforts to make my way smoothly from point A to point B, something is always bound to go awry. Last year at Thanksgiving, in the

Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving

On Oct. 3, 1863, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, issued a proclamation establishing a national day of Thanksgiving. Lincoln made this proclamation exactly 74 years after George Washington, the nation’s first president, made a similar request for a day to be set aside for giving thanks to our Creator. Lincoln’s original

Column: Starbucks and the Golden Rule

“I’d like a triple Grande caramel macchiato with whipped cream and extra, extra, EXTRA caramel drizzle in a Venti cup, please.” This is a typical order from a seasoned Starbucks patron and an order that I filled many times while working as a barista this summer. Working at Starbucks was a lot of fun, and

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