Take a look at this thought-provoking reflection on It's a Wonderful Life, readers: George Bailey at the Bridge: The Costly Virtue of It’s a Wonderful Life Thanks to the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey is a household name to many Americans. But his story is a radical one. He has big dreams … Continue reading A Reflection on Virtue
Sabaton released a video for the 1914 Christmas Truce and, while I know everyone will be looking forward to being with family and friends, I think today is an appropriate time to post the song nonetheless. Merry Christmas, readers! SABATON - Christmas Truce (Official Music Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPdHkHslFIU
A friend and fan of Star Wars: The Clone Wars* was kind enough to send me these videos, readers. While I am not a fan of the prequels and have difficulty watching the series that fills in the blanks between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, I have to say that these … Continue reading The Night Before Christmas – Clone Wars Style!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, readers! But before we get to the chestnuts roasting on an open fire and presents under the tree, I have a last-minute gift for you. This would be Jane Lebak’s sweet Christmas story The Boys Upstairs,* one of her Father Jay novels. From the back of the … Continue reading Review: The Boys Upstairs by Jane Lebak
The last Sunday of Advent is upon us, readers. How time flies! As the holiest night of the year approaches, it might be well to remember how those who came before us prepared for that sublime celebration. St. Margaret of Scotland had a particular devotion – one which might have harmed her health. Click the … Continue reading Christmas Preparations
Just in time for Christmas – Planetary Anthology Sol* is available for purchase as an audiobook! Now you can listen to “Let the Dead Bury Their Dead,” my superhero story, along with all the other great tales included in this collection surrounding the sun. Considering we are coming up on the feast of the birth … Continue reading Bulletin: Planetary Anthology Sol is an Audiobook!
Professor Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings* series has been hailed repeatedly for its extensive worldbuilding. But something even devoted fans can occasionally miss is the significance of the dates within the story. A contributor to Voyage Comics and Publishing*’s blog tackles the challenge of reminding us about the meaning behind the dates in the … Continue reading Dates, Fellowship, and Professor Tolkien
And the fact that it never ceases to amaze says more about us than it does about Him, I suspect. Take a look at this hilarious discovery, readers, but be good and don’t set it out for Santa. You do not want to end up on the Naughty List, after all! Geologist Finds Cookie Monster … Continue reading God Has a Sense of Humor
When writing about the Catholic sacrifice of the Mass, many people spell the word Mass with a small m. It is a pernicious error; when referring to the Catholic Mass, the word should always be spelt with a capital M. This is because Catholics believe (or should believe) that the Mass is a re-presentation of … Continue reading A Christmas Delicacy
A poor comparison, perhaps – the Grinch ought to be insulted to be associated with the Soviets. Still, it makes the point clear. And yes, the Soviets really did try to stamp out the celebration of Christmas. Along with their forebears in the French Revolution and Reign of Terror, they did their utmost to erase … Continue reading The Red Grinch