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  • Since the time I joined the online Garden (which is coming up to a decade) and started learning about Epicurus, I made a connection with why I believe Christmas really is a deeply Epicurean holiday. Especially from a secular perspective. The 25th of December (rooted in the Germanic Yule and Roman Saturnalia festivals) was a time of merriment during the dark days of winter. Lights and decorations abound and people prepare for a gathering of family and friends to exchange gifts and eat sumptuous f…
  • Absolutely! It’s interesting to take a step back and think about the traditions that really give me a pleasurable feeling. Living in New England in the cold weather, I derive pleasure from wood fires burning, decorated fir trees, candle lit windows, the smell of pine, cinnamon and peppermint. The gathering of friends and family at meals and the imbibing of spiked cider and nog. These particular aspects are in no particular way Christian, but for me make up a significant aspect of the holiday tha…
  • Very lovely house! I feel like Hansel and Gretel would have difficulty restraining themselves from indulging in a house that might look like that. 😁 I have a couple of oversized gingerbread man kits that I’m going to do soon. I’ll post my terrible decorating skills here!