Post Views: 2,619 As a child growing up in the 1980’s, I was never shielded from the rampant consumerism this decade  is well known for. The xmas holidays always conjure the […]

Hills is where the toys were

Post Views: 2,665 Yule is the original Norse-Germanic Pagan festival that marks todays Winter Solstice before it was replaced by the christian version of ‘christmas”. The lyric from “Deck the […]

Yule Never Believe this..because you were taught

Post Views: 1,926 I write this with the full knowledge that I have not posted anything in a very long time. Really it is a testament to how well life […]

Bourbon Delights my whiskey Journey

Post Views: 1,946 Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice […]

Wishes for the winter solstice holiday

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Post Views: 3,434 I have a pseudo tradition on my blog of posting a bunch of Halloween images on or before each holiday. This is the Halloween 2017 batch. I […]

Halloween 2017 Cartoon funnies

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Post Views: 4,295 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 […]

The Cutty Black Sow, a Gaelic Legend

Post Views: 1,510 I stepped into our neighborhood bargain store and immediately my eyes were drawn to a shelf in the far corner where a lone box marked Weber sat. […]

Oh What a twisted Weber we weave.

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Post Views: 1,847 Instead of making an overwrought, nationalistic, fake patriotic post about America I would like to post in praise of the humble paper bag.  You often overlook little […]

In Praise of the Humble Paper Bag

Post Views: 2,330 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 […]

Belsnickle or Pelz-nickle is not Santa Claus