’Twas not always a silent night American fervor for Christmas is so strong that many believe the United States was the main inventor of the many traditions we observe during the holiday. After all, a country that loves food and possessions seems like the logical place to invent a holiday centered around these two things.  But […]

Before Thanksgiving became a nationally celebrated holiday, there was already a rich culture of traditions existing in the United States. Native Americans were already practicing and spreading their culture throughout North America. While most Americans were taught about the history of Thanksgiving, they often don’t know about the original holidays that began here. In Lansing, […]

Every November, thousands of writers pick up a pen or another writerly weapon of choice and begin a 50,000-word creative writing marathon. The goal is to complete a novel by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. This is National Novel Writing Month, a nonprofit organization that values enthusiasm, determination and deadlines. According to its website, “NaNoWriMo […]