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cutty black sow
I like to explore the cultural connections between the holiday of Halloween and people that invented it. One of the more interesting legends I have run across recently is that of The Cutty Black Sow. “It was the start of the year in our old Celtic lands, and we’d be […]

The Cutty Black Sow, a Gaelic Legend   Recently updated !


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poweshell
When I made the leap from Product Manager to DevOps Manager I quickly realized where my knowledge gaps were. One gap that was very apparent was in the arena of software automation known as PowerShell. What is PowerShell you say? I said the same thing. In my former life as […]

By the Power of PowerShell, I have the power!


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Belsnickle
Belsnickle is not Santa Claus. The Pennsylvania Dutch, who were not Dutch at all, but ”Deutsche”, or German, are credited with bringing many of their country’s Christmas customs with them to America. This helped to shape the New World Christmas traditions. As early as the 1820’s, Father Christmas shows up […]

Belsnickle or Pelz-nickle is not Santa Claus


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Throughout my life,  being exposed to many, many different genres of music I developed a particular fascination with amazing movie soundtrack composers. I have over 300 movie music albums, and I know it is a much-loved medium for many people. I find it odd that more movie music is not played […]

Amazing Movie Soundtrack Composers




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80s Toys : M.U.S.C.L.E. men
I know. I know. There are millions of blog posts about Obscure 80s toys you loved.  There is a reason for that. They make cool posts! So in the interest of doing my part to keep the internet running like the well oiled machine that it is. Here is mine. Boglins […]

Obscure 80s toys you loved


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I had the distinct displeasure of sitting within listening distance of a family at dinner tonight. My ears were assailed with the most incredulous conversation regarding tattoos I have heard in a long time. Living in the south as I do, I should know better than to think the intelligence […]

Mother of all tattoo myths


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I am a nostalgic reader. What I mean by that is that I fondly relive my youth by re-reading books that I enjoyed as a child. This time of year being October has scary stories swirling around in my mind like spinning leaves caught in the Autumn breeze. Bernard Hurwood […]

Rocky Hurwood Author Show




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I have empty nestlings. It has really been a long time since I have written anything and I must confess that writing something that does not involve the technical specifications of some piece of computer hardware or assisting someone solve an outstanding problem seems kind of foreign to me. I did […]

Empty Nestlings


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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   Recently updated !