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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Movie Review)

The Desolation of SmaugThe Hobbit is the book that got me hooked on reading. I actually started with The Fellowship of the Ring, it being a book that was at hand at a time in need. Without completing it, the next day I … Read More »

War on Christmas? Bah Humbug.

War on Christmas? Bah Humbug.Those poo-poo heads over at Faux News are at it again. They have been beating their War on Christmas drum for years. Now Billy “Stretch” O’Reilly says the phrase ‘Happy Holidays’ is invalid this year. Stretch’s claim is that since … Read More »

The Day After Thanks

The Day After ThanksFor the days leading up to Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving day itself, I had been giving thanks to some serious things, pets, friends, family, existence. All good stuff and heart felt. But let’s face it, we are all thankful for some … Read More »

Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving 2013I am thankful for my friends, big and small, far and near, human and otherwise. I am thankful for my family. I want all of them to be well and safe and to have all the happiness they can hold, … Read More »

Thanks for My Family

My Family 1963Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day. Each day of Thanksgiving week I have been commenting on those things and people that I am thankful for. Today it is my family. Family is an interesting thing. You cannot choose it, at least not … Read More »

Thanks for My Friends

Thanks for My FriendsContinuing my desire to give thanks to things and beings during this Thanksgiving week, today I give thanks to my friends. As an introvert, with social anxiety, making friends is difficult. Beyond that, defining them is tricky. I mused over … Read More »

Thanks for Our Little Friends

Scaredy CatThanksgiving’s week is here. Some folk are more anxious about Black Friday than Thanksgiving Thursday. They are either excited to get some Christmas savings, or concerned with collecting all that cash from those overly anxious shoppers. But I digress. Despite … Read More »

Thanksgiving is Doomed

Thanksgiving is DoomedI believe that Thanksgiving is doomed. Those twenty-somethings alive today will probably be the last generation to experience anything close to the traditional holiday. A quarter of a century from now, Thanksgiving will still be on the calendar, but like … Read More »

Where Were You?

John F. KennedyFifty years ago today, on a Friday like today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. If you know any folk more than fifty, you will often hear them talk about knowing where they were when the president was shot. I … Read More »