Modern Santa Claus is known to be an amalgam of influences, not the least of which is the Germanic god Odin. It is important to realize that there were many other holiday figures, both male and female, that did not find their way over to our modern American Christmas celebrations. German […]

Mōdraniht – Mothers Night



I know its been a while since I posted. Please forgive me. busy job busy life makes one healthy, wealthy and blithe right? I am not really a people person. I ran across an article that I found amusing and wanted to share. It didn’t quite fit totally and was […]

12 Ways to Know you are NOT a people person


Ran across a very cool article regarding atheists today. Check it out if you are as the author states “brave”. Here is an excerpt to whet your proverbial whistle. Where humans derive ethics from, and whether they are even necessary, has been a conundrum within philosophy for as long as there […]

Atheists should have no morals.



    It’s been a long time since we have heard anything regarding the DMCA in any of the mainstream  news outlets.  Lets face it, it really is not news unless it affects you,right? The problem with that kind of thinking is that this affects you and you don’t even […]

The DMCA explained…again


January really creeps me out.  I am not sure I know why, but I think it has something to do with the cold, rain, shortness of the day and the utter lack of anything interesting going on here in Tennessee. I certainly enjoy winter weather. We just don’t get much […]

January, the Super Creepy Month.


Just to weigh in on this craziness floating around the internet. I think Santa is a nice fantasy for kids. Just like the easter bunny and the tooth fairy. Should a child ask the direct question is Santa Claus real? The answer should be that he is a fantasy character […]

Nikolaos Thaumaturge


Tis the season to be Jolly..you know the drill. The white Christmas is arguably one of the more ieadlized aspects of the holiday season. I know I sit around thinking about it. Anyone who knows me know I LOVE the story A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  A really good […]

Dreaming of a White Christmas?



Jingle, jingle. This topic has been blogged to death, however, it’s new to me.  If you have been a reader of my blog for a while you know I try to learn something new about our ever skewed American holidays each year.  This thanksgiving I have found what I think […]

Jingle Bells with Turkey


The pumpkin grinned from ear to ear The moon is bright, the sky is clear. This is the night we’ve waited for, When elves come knocking on the door. When witches ride their broomsticks high And ghosts and goblins fill the sky. Then Jack and Jill, with fairy queen. Will […]

Pumpkin grinned from ear to ear


I dwell in a lonely house I know That vanished many a summer ago, And left no trace but the cellar walls, And a cellar in which the daylight falls, And the purple-stemmed wild raspberries grow. O’er ruined fences the grape-vines shield The woods come back to the mowing field; […]

Lonely House, a Ghost House Poem


When one thinks about the shortlist of halloween familiars, owls, cats, hobgoblins none really carry as foreboding a presence as the humble Crow.  Crows are large birds of the genus Corvus. Corvids can be found all over the world except southern S. America, the Poles and various islands. They are believed […]

What you didn’t Know about Corvids