Around the World in 30 Rooms

Dear Reader, It is Christmas today in the United States, but it is not Christmas everywhere. A few days ago, I visited the Cathedral of Learning in Pittsburgh, PA. The Cathedral of Learning is an academic building owned by the University of Pittsburgh and is home to many classrooms, offices, and program departments. Built in... Continue Reading →

Merry and Bright

Dear Reader, The winter holidays are finally here. Hanukkah is in its midst and Christmas Eve in the U.S. is being observed at the time of this writing. With the winter solstice just days behind us, we are in the middle of the darkest time of the year. However, during the holidays, the night is... Continue Reading →

Keep on Giving

Dear Reader, When was the last time that you gave someone a handmade gift? Handmade gifts were a staple of my childhood. I even remember in grade school that sometimes around the holidays, the art project would be holiday themed and intended to be a gift for a parent. As an adult, handmade gifts always... Continue Reading →

‘Tis the Season to be Social

Dear Reader, Have you ever participated in a Secret Santa, or as we call it in my office, a Secret Snowflake? Briefly, the tradition goes that a group chooses names out of a hat and receives the name of another participant. Whoever’s name that you choose is the person you will get a small gift... Continue Reading →

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