Best to all who follow cherished traditions this holiday season

For more than forty years,├é┬áVincent has set up the creche on Christmas Eve. We’ve carried on this sweet tradition with him every year. He sets up the creche just so. Then we reminisce about his parents and old family times while eating fancy cookies. It’s pretty awesome, actually.

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

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  1. The very best to Vincent and all your family!

    One of my treasured possessions is a tiny minimalist crib scene bought one Christmas ten or twelve years ago in Portugal. About 7 x 87cm, it just has a stylised Mary, Joseph, and baby, and a cylindrical palm tree standing for the world they lived in. Nothing magical or improbable, though you can read as much more into it as you want and your tradition suggests..

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