| By Susanne Kimball |
Along with our need to breathe and eat there is also need to inhabit some small piece of the earth, which becomes the basis for celebration. Whatever other purpose holidays serve, be it political or religious, a primordial impulse of human beings is to celebrate the earth and its relationship to the sun and moon. The birth of Christ in all likelihood took place in March (remember “The Ides of March”: Tax time, as decreed by the emperor Caesar Augustus, Luke 2:1). We celebrate this event in December instead, as if to say that we need to light candles on the shortest day of the year the way the ancient pagans did to chase away the darkness.
| By Alicia Sisk-Morris, CPA, ME |
It’s that time of year. Holiday decorations are being packed away, New Year’s resolutions have been made, and now it’s time to keep a watchful eye towards our mail box awaiting those year-end tax documents to arrive. During this month they will arrive one by one but what do you do with them? How best to organize your documents? Here’s a step by step approach to year-end tax organization.
| Reviewed by Patricia Furnish |
Susan Faludi thought she was searching for answers from her father. She had specific questions about specific events related to her own childhood, her parents’ divorce, her father’s choices and her father’s secrets. Faludi combines her finely honed skills as a journalist and polemicist to uncover the *definitive* truth about her father, Steven, later changed to Stefánie.
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