Tag Archives: Advent

Blizzard: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

(Wednesday noon, December 23, 2020; my webcam’s view of Sauk Centre’s south side.) Tuesday afternoon’s winter storm warning for my part of central Minnesota became a blizzard warning in the evening. We were promised a chance of freezing rain. But … Continue reading

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Joy and Shadow, Free Will and Something Silly

Advent started November 29, a couple Sundays back. It’s my faith’s Christmas warmup. I’ll get back to that. My culture’s Christmas begins after Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Our traditionally-frenzied holiday shopping season does, at any rate. This year’s liturgical Christmas … Continue reading

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Taking to the (Digital) Streets: Advent and Social Media

I still see the occasional “REPENT, THOU WRETCHED SINNER” stuff in my social media feeds. But I very strongly suspect that fire and brimstone fundraisers are passé, and have been for decades. Maybe I’d get more attention if I ranted, … Continue reading

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Boston Charlie, Partridges in Pear Trees and Me

This is the season of jingle bells and mistletoe, cyber sales and glitter bows. Evergreen festoons and plastic reindeer strung above our streets remind us that Christmas is coming. America’s holiday season is in session. I was out, legally masked, … Continue reading

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