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Music Monday – “He told his niece/’It’s Christmas Eve, I know our life is not your style,’/She said, ‘Christmas is like solstice/And we miss you and it’s been awhile'”

Happy Solstice! What a perfect song for today’s Music Monday post as this song compares and contrasts traditional Christian holiday celebrations with those who are not… “Christians and the Pagans” – Dar Williams

One Week From Today…

…we will be here:

Saturday Snap – Pace’s School Winter Concert

They’re not allowed to say “Christmas” but this year, his grade sang a recognizable Christmas song (“Let It Snow”) [Edit: oh, that’s funny.  I looked back at my post from three years ago about Pace’s first school concert and what song did I suggest would be a good, non-offensive choice but still “Christmasy”?  Someone from […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Star Wars Christmas (sometime in the early 1980’s) & Friday Fun Link – “The Force Awakens” Random Thoughts

Not often I get to combine my Throwback Thursday and Friday Fun Link but after making a fairly spontaneous decision to go to a midnight showing of the new Star Wars movie last night, I thought posting this picture was a bit of both categories. I’ll try to keep it spoiler-free as I give a […]

Music Monday – “Each Christmas come since World War One I’ve learned it’s lessons well/That the ones who call the shots won’t be among the dead and lame/And on each end of the rifle we’re the same.”

They don’t come much sadder than this one… “Christmas in the Trenches” – John McCutcheon

Secular Sunday – The Joy of Celebrating A Godless Christmas

At my library branch, we’ve had lots of interesting conversations around the “Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas” dichotomy that always happens at this time of year in western society. We talked about how to balance the library’s responsibility to be inclusive and respectful of all faiths, cultures and beliefs but also how Christmas is the holiday most […]

Saturday Snap – Santa Sasha

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – A Couple Days Ago

A bit of a cheat doing a throwback to a couple days ago but this picture is so cute, I couldn’t help but post it…

Music Monday – “Just add flour/Salt/A little red wine/And don’t forget a dollop of tomato sauce”

My month of unusual Christmas song posts continue with one of Australia’s best known Christmas songs – a song with no chorus about a man in prison wondering what the family Christmas will be like without him… “How To Make Gravy” – Paul Kelly

SnapCircuits FM Transmitter vs. iPad

Pace got a pretty cool gift at the RPL Staff Kids’ Christmas Party today – the Snap Circuits FM Radio Receiver Kit which allows a kid to make a working FM receiver. He got it set up and even tuned into the local FM station that goes “All Christmas Music, All The Time” during December for […]