PETERS – Forget Valentine’s Day; it’s time to embrace Palentine’s Day

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IF SEINFELD brought us a Festivus for the rest of us — a holiday that rebelled against the cultural norm — then next week deserves another one: Palentine’s Day.

Instead of Valentine’s Day, Palentine’s Day would be an opportunity for all of us to celebrate our friendships — our pals.

Thanks to a long list of flaws, Valentine’s Day is a relic that belongs in the past.

Not nearly all of us have romantic partners, but all of us have friends. Palentine’s Day is far more inclusive.

Valentine’s Day applies a ton of pressure on spouses and partners, boyfriends and girlfriends to step up and shower their love with gifts.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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