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    Joyous Yule!

    by Happy 5th Day of Yule. Or, as a lot of you are probably calling it, Christmas. I’m not going to rehash my reasoning for our departure from the standard Christmas model. I’m not going to worry about which of the myriad of holidays, traditional or otherwise, you might want to celebrate. Be happy, be healthy, be well. Merry <insert solstice-ish holiday of choice here>! by

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    Happy Solstice, Everyone!

    by I’m going to be honest with you, I hate Christmas. Really. Oh, there’s the germ of several holidays still contained in it, but what our society has done to Christmas is more or less disgusting when you look at it with a little bit of objectivity, whether you want some version of the original pagan celebration, the Christianized version, the Roman Saturnalia, or some other standard that we’ve commercialized until all that’s left is that commercialism at a societal level, whatever anyone might think. Christmas is a financial transaction that dominates a full sixth of our calendar on its own and its aftermath pushes into the new year. We…