The hidden Roman origins of Christmas

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I had an epiphany the other day when I wondered why “disillusionment” has such a negative connotation. Sure, I too worked to create fake Santa visitations for my kids and I believe the meta message might have been a problem now; the kids think that protectors and guardians should  participate in deceptions for the purpose of preventing disillusionment. When we …

Happy Bastille Day! – Now why the red caps?

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I went to get my usual croissant and cafe-au-lait today and was greeted by the pileus, or Phrygian red cap worn by freed slaves during the Roman Empire. It was in commemoration of Bastille Day, or the start of the French Revolution and the end of Feudalism in the modern era.