I’m not crazy about occasions we invent as an excuse to sell greeting cards or buy a floral bouquet. So I don’t celebrate Grandparents Day or Arbor Day.Many such events were created as an opportunity for news coverage: I know because I earn my living critiquing popular culture.If you can harness your idea to, say, Valentine’s Day, then you’re guaranteed a captive audience primed for the latest pitch.But now that we’re in the thick of Native American Heritage Month (November) I wonder how I might loosen the bonds of my cynicism....more
I bet that one slipped right by you. Some of my Black friends used to joke that, when they finally got a Black History Month, it was February, the shortest one. Now it seems, we've designated a month for Native Americans.