Month: December 2015

Favorite Book or Film

I admit it. I’m a book junky. I read them in all places, at all times of the day or night. Tea and books were made for each other. They almost make up for all the junk you have to do till you get to that point in your day. And as for books, bathtubs,…

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Haul Out The Holly

Christmas has always been very special to me. Not the least because I grew up in a climate so cold you were thrilled if the heat in the house melted the snow enough so you could see the color of the roof to tell one house from another. Getting in the door was another matter.…

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The Well Of Our Being

Who on earth would set a topic like “the well of our being” for the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium to stumble over? Me. Or rather, the well of my being. That part of me that is always setting me some kind of a task so I finally learn what I am, in the end, supposed…

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Who Let The Reindeer Out?

Walking around our little subdivision this year has been a real eye-opener. Apparently, someone here in Gutenberg Land tallied up the exact number of ohms, amperes, and whatever, in LEDs, and discovered that a light display doesn’t violate all the myriad of complicated energy saving laws, and voila, Eat your heart out, Vegas: Blue elves,…

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Family Occasions

Yes, family does occasion: joy, happiness, weddings, births, birthdays, holidays, and funerals. Or wakes, Which, in an Irish-American family, are definitely nothing to sneeze at. It also occasions: sending money in ever-increasing lists of emergencies, having people overnight who somehow appear to be related to great aunt Lavina, three times removed by means of uncle…

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I Sink, Therefore, I Yam

As a choir director, you hear a lot of strange things being sung in this world. And after a few years of it, no matter how much you love the work, the singers you work with, the entire atmosphere of creating, the joy of directing chaos into less chaotic, (hopefully) and listening to the applause…

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The Rain: Using All Five Senses

How would I describe Rain without all five senses? Since rain is a product of God, or nature, or both, depending on your standpoint, you have to assume it is sensible. Otherwise it wouldn’t be reasonable to have it. Or sentient. In some belief systems. Or sensational. When there hasn’t been any for a while.…

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As The Id Goes Marching On

Many moons ago, in the quiet, or not so, depending on how old you were and if you had to do directly with the war or not, times of peace, love, and all that, we were busily exploring our souls. God and Nietsche, Religion and psychotherapy. And here, a tip of the hat to all…

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