1. What’s Your Name? Is it Mary or Sue?

    I recently heard the classic 60s oldies tune What’s Your Name? by Don and Juan on the radio and the well known words,

    What’s your name? Is it Mary or Sue?
    What’s your name? Do I stand a chance with you?

    . . . made me think of the holidays.

    I know, it’s a little odd, with nary a “Jingle Bells” or “Silent Night” in sight (or, er, sound), but, still, holidays-reminding it did. That’s because this is the time of year when invitations arrive in our mailboxes to holiday festivities. (Okay, stick with me here.) Some of us are delighted by these invites; others, not so much. Either way, when we accept an invitation, we have some “pre-event” preparations of our own:

    • Select an outfit
    • Purchase a host gift
    • Get a baby-sitter
    • Line up mode of transportation

    . . . and so forth.

    These are the logistical matters. One of the aspects we often don’t give much thought to, however, is (Read more…)


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