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November 29, 2013

This is why it's the most wonderful time of the year

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Tonawanda News — Note the moment the Buffalo Bills fall out of playoff contention, a date moveable on the calendar but tradition-worthy nonetheless. Canadian beer is an excellent choice for this. 

Christmas. Make it merry, religious, festive, somber, quiet, noisy, reflective, whatever you need. It’s one of the few days the world essentially shuts down for something other than a tragedy or emergency incident, so enjoy it while you can. 

That juggernaut of life begins rolling again the following day and sends you headlong into New Year’s Eve. Happy New Year! My household celebrates it with exotic food and drink, the kind of stuff we don’t ordinarily eat and cannot afford (no turkey), to inspire Walter Mitty-like aspirations of how 2014 will be different from the rest.

We now begin one potentially happy, busy month. Choose your activities wisely, unless you prefer to choose them foolishly. Either way you’ll likely live to the new year. And if these suggestions don’t work for you, find out what Rachael Ray recommends; that girl is always doing something interesting.

Ed Adamczyk is a Kenmore resident whose column appears Fridays in the Ken-Ton Record. Contact him at EdinKenmore@gmail.com.

Ed Adamczyk is a Kenmore resident whose column appears Fridays in the Ken-Ton Record. Contact him at EdinKenmore@gmail.com.

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