Holiday Tales
(Episode 70)

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! Blessed just past Solstice and Joyous almost Kwanzaa! Happy Holidays to one and all from The Leftscape. This special edition digs into the spirit of the season with holiday anecdotes from friends and listeners. Enjoy the stories of childhood folly, workplace defiance, wacky family tall tales, and more. Later in the Ikigai segment, Wendy Sheridan, Mary McGinley, and Robin Renée put on their entrepreneur hats and discuss the elements of creating a useful business plan for the new year.

Despite the festive time of year, the news doesn’t take a break. This edition of All the News We Can Handle includes movement on the case regarding the 2016 Twitter attack on Kurt Eichenwald, calls for “Moscow Mitch” to recuse himself from the Senate impeachment trial, Rep. Jeff Van Drew’s movement from the Democratic to the Republican party and its repercussions, and Donald Trump’s disturbing executive order regarding his new definition of Judaism (Hint: It is incorrect.). On a lighter note, there are the year-end announcements of Athlete of the Year, Person of the Year, and Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year.

There is an abundance of traditional and weird celebrations this week: Christmas (December 25th), Thank You Note Day, Boxing Day, and Whiner’s Day (December 26th), National Short Film Day and National Card Playing Day (December 28th), Tick Tock Day (December 29th), National Bicarbonate of Soda Day and Bacon Day (December 30th), Make Up Your Mind Day, Universal Hour of Peace, and New Year’s Eve (December 31st). Birthday people of the week include Justin Trudeau, Annie Lennox, Shane MacGowan, Sissy Spacek, Caroll Spinney, Lars Ulrich, Hayley Williams, Denzel Washington, Stan Lee, LeBron James, Tiger Woods, and PSY.

This is the last show of the year. Thanks so much for listening and for your support. Onward to 2020!

What you can do:

Work on your 2020 financial goals! Thanks to Wendy Sheridan for creating and sharing this.
DOWNLOAD: Financial Goals 2020 Template

Read “The Great Thanksgiving Ratatouille” by Janet Coburn.

Write to us with your yearly planning tips and post your holiday tales.

Join us on Patreon and listen to “Knowing and Being at Ease with Your Sexual Self.”

Explore the 2020 Election Interactive Map.

Watch “Merry Something to You” by Devo.


Watch “Fairy Tale of New York” by The Pogues.


Watch “Gangnam Style” by PSY.



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