While many Christmas traditions have pagan origins, this secular little Christmas goody is steeped in Christian symbolism.
According to legend, a candymaker wanted to make a confection to honor Christ's birth. It had to be hard candy to represent the church being built on solid rock. Because Jesus is known as the 'Good Shepherd', it was formed in the shape of a shepherd's staff (and turning it upside down, it was a "J" for Jesus). The three small red stripes represented the scourging Jesus suffered on his way to the cross. The one large red stripe represented the blood Jesus shed as payment for our sins. The white stripes represented the virgin birth and the sinless nature of Christ.
The Legend of Mistletoe
Recognize that you can't compare a long-distance relationship to one based on physical proximity. But you may be surprised how much a relationship can grow – if you work at it. Late-night talks and thoughtful letters can convey a lot of what is most important in the long-term: your goals, values and dreams.
I've never thought this one smelled like the desert wind. No, it's more like a desert camp. Imagine a team of dust-covered archeologists, or gun runners, or even spice traders, camping out around the fire, smoking hand-rolled cigarettes, eating baklava and smelling handkerchiefs spritzed weeks earlier with their girlfriends' perfumes. I feel like Indiana Jones would have worn Chergui. I love it from the first red and orange leaves all the way to the last snowfall, and with its spot-on longevity and sillage my little decant has lasted a year or two of regular cold-weather wear; you'll never need to re-apply.
I have FCD+ running under Ubuntu with Quisk. In addition there is a brand new QTHID for controlling the FCD+ under FCDPP branch (I have not tried it yet).
I live in fear I have 3 Kids and my Husband is very abusive. He would yell and swear at me in front of people, he won't even care who is around. He has a very bad attitude. He always tells me he's the man of the house. He like to be in control all the times, he calls me stupid and loser . I would love for him to get help, but I can't because he is very stubborn.
Neill: These are very tell-tale signs of alcoholism. The first three statements suggest that drinking has become a compulsion. That is to say, there is a loss of control, and that is suggestive of addictive drinking. The last item describes alcoholic blackout, again characteristic of longer-term alcohol abuse. See Chapters 4 and 7.