Sleighing Christmas Stereotypes: Dear Santa Book Review
Dear Santa compiles five stories that are told through poetic letter writing between Santa and various characters that took the time to initiate a written correspondence with him. All of the characters have different reasons for writing to him, all based around what he can’t/should/shouldn’t do for them leading up to and including Christmas Eve. […]
Blended Holidays: Alternative Ways to Celebrate
Currently it’s estimated that more than 65% of all individuals in the United States are in some kind of step-family relationship, be that they are a step-parent, have a step-parent etc, and 40% of all families are currently blended relationships. The term that’s typically used for this is blended families, though some have started using […]
Stock Culinary Goods: Food lovers, feel free to salivate!
When Motif caught up with Jan Faust Dane, owner of Stock Culinary Goods on Hope Street in Providence, she didn’t jump to sell us on some of her top-of-the-line wares, like handmade Forge to Table Knives, Andiamo Presentation Boards crafted in Warren, or Michelle Phaneuf’s teeny bowls, which feature little Rhode Island motifs such as […]
Poetry, #22 Silent Night…: From “The (chap) Book of the Dead”
They said I must be out of my mind wanting to celebrate Christmas this year, that survival was all we had to be thankful for; that the stories were lies, and worse, hope was harm waiting to happen. I said, “Shut up both of you and open your presents.” See, Jenny used to talk all […]