The “Thanksgiving Creep”

This recent trend of earlier opening hours, now termed the “Thanksgiving Creep”, should make all of us reflect on what this says about our values and priorities. As Thanksgiving Creep cuts its way through family dinners and gatherings, Thanksgiving no longer becomes about giving “thanks” or spending time with loved ones, it becomes first about hunting for the best deals of the holiday sales.

If Paul Alvarus were a Muslim today

After the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula, the Muslims very quickly consolidated their newly acquired territory by effectively integrating the indigenous Spanish population. Naturally, by means of trans-cultural diffusion, the indigenous Spaniards inclined towards the culture of the Arabs and became known as Mozarabs. While maintaining their creed, the Mozarabs absorbed the dress, language, and culture of the Muslims.