First, a little background: We don’t do Santa at our house. We all make or get presents for each other. All of our children are almost as excited about the gifts they are giving as they are about what they might get. … Continue reading
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In September and October of 2010, I had the opportunity to visit Israel with my wife and children. I am preparing a series of posts detailing our adventures. Since they are not yet ready, for Christmas I wanted to post … Continue reading
Merry Christmas! Some fathers get their kids video games for Christmas. Some get them fancy dolls that blink, and cry, wet their pants, or dance and sing. Some get iPods, remote control cars, or some other gizmo of instant gratification. … Continue reading
To commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ this year, I found this nice little poem by Cristina Georgina Rossetti entitled “A Christmas Carol”: In the bleak of mid-winter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like stone; … Continue reading
As we wend our way in the sometimes dreary world, may we all find hope in the commemoration of the birth of the Christ.
On this Christmas Eve, I quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s marvelous essay on Faerie Stories: …I would say that Tragedy is the true form of Drama, its highest function; but the opposite is true of Fairy-story. Since we do … Continue reading
I have posted this previously elsewhere, but seeing as it is Christmas once again, and I have this new blog, I thought I would post it anew. The ancient Scandinavians envisioned the Universe as a giant ash tree they called … Continue reading