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Eye on Monday: Greek Easter Can Be Dangerous (video)

As any of you who come to Blog Harbor on a regular basis know, I’m Greek.  Greek, as in Greek Orthodox.  And while I always celebrate Easter on it’s traditional day, Orthodox Easter follows the Julian Calendar which means, more often than not, Greek Easter is after Passover.  So, two Easter dinners.  Greek People: It’s […]

The Christmas Spirit and Customer Service: Return of the Grinch

By Christopher Gabriel, Part 2 of The Christmas Spirit and Customer Service.  Part 1 was published December 8, 2007 I look forward to the month of December and Christmas more than any other time of the year.  The  music, the decorations, the meaning of the holiday, the snow – so much good cheer in the air.  […]

Merry Bailouts to All, and to All a Good Night

By Christopher Gabriel, Since 1927, TIME Magazine has chosen a Man of the Year.  The honor was later renamed Person of the Year for the man, woman or idea that “for better or worse, has most influenced events in the preceeding year.”  I believe we have arrived at a point in our history that TIME must now select […]

Giving Thanks Shouldn’t Be So Hard

By Christopher Gabriel, Every year in late November families and friends gather to eat, watch football, eat a little more and watch even more football.  It happens on a Thursday, usually early in the afternoon.  Sometimes there’s wine and other assorted alcoholic beverages to go with the food.  Other times it’s simply water and […]

Food News: Are Turkeys Mobilizing?

By Christopher Gabriel, Driving on a major highway in suburban Minneapolis today, traffic nearly came to a halt.  The reason for the hold-up was: A. An accident B. Road construction C. Turkeys  Of course the answer is turkeys.  Two enormous birds that looked as though they were spawned from a master race of Super Turkeys simply […]

A Look Back, A Look Ahead . . . Some Things Don’t Change

By Christopher Gabriel, Blog Harbor Every December when New Year’s Eve rolls around, it’s long since been the norm for newspapers, magazines, radio stations and cable news outlets to offer up a year-end recap of all that’s gone on in the world.  More often than not you’ll read, watch or listen to a well-written or highly-produced piece that is […]

The Weather Conspiracy: Oh, It’s Real

I’m having a really hard time figuring out who to blame on this whole winter weather deal, but someone is going to pay for my suffering.  Oh, don’t misunderstand: It’s not because there’s been too much winter already.  No, no, no.  It’s my lack of traditional, Minnesota winter, year after year after year, that has me […]