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Archive for December, 2010

New Website Design

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Here’s the new design for our forthcoming new website. My current website is beautiful. However, it is the website of a freelance writer, while I now have lots of workers. My typical website these days has six people involved. I have no business using just my name on my website or on my work. My […]

Sunday December 12, 2010

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

We had a nice Christmas concert this morning and I’m going to a Christmas tea this afternoon. I made a good amount of progress on #2 son’s sweater yesterday (I’m doing the sleeves two at a time, and am about 7″ into the them) and hope to make some more progress this evening. I wrapped […]

Saturday December 11, 2010

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

“Hills of the North, Rejoice” is from the group of songs exhorting bits of the landscape to celebrate. It begins with “Hills of the north, rejoice; River and mountain-spring, Hark to the advent voice; Valley and lowland, sing:” There’s a lot of this in the Bible, and it’s popular at Advent, when not only hills […]

Friday December 10, 2010

Friday, December 10th, 2010

“Before the Starry Universe” is a new advent hymn from LNW Hymns, to the tune of “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen.” The author, Ken Bible, describes his project as providing ” new texts for familiar Christmas tunes that have no accessible Christian text.” I’m not sure that “God Rest Ye” is all that inaccessible. You […]

Thursday December 9, 2010

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Last night was the dress rehearsal for the downhill church choir’s Christmas program. Among the various things we’re singing are “African Noel” and “Behold That Star.” These are fun to sing. That’s the only pleasant thing I  have to say today, because the stupid dog barked unceasingly from 3:47 a.m. to 4:47 a.m.,  when I […]

Wednesday December 8, 2010

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

A couple of years ago I tried to tell you about a song called “Followers of the Lamb.” We sang Christmas words to this at that time, but I couldn’t find you a recording. It sounded, I thought, like Christmas on the Pirate Ship. Now, since many people spend lots of time putting stuff on […]

Tuesday December 7, 2010

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Today I spent the day playing with a variety of cool software and using fun tools. This is my job. How lucky am I? Today’s song is “Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing?” or “Quelle est cette odeur agreeable?” Norwegian singer Sissel sings this very beautifully, but there’s a more relaxed version   with guitar for […]

The Little Drummer Boy

Monday, December 6th, 2010

The song for today is one that I think I have never featured before. The view of Garrison Keillor on this song has generally expressed my views on it: it’s a horrible song, a song that probably drives more people to express loathing for Christmas music, kick cats, and feel inexplicably depressed than any other […]

Cheap Paper

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Yesterday I worked for half the day and then did some holiday stuff: wrapping gifts, putting out decorations, knitting #2 son’s sweater, stuff like that. I usually buy good quality paper at the after Christmas sales (like in February, when it has gone to a dollar a roll) but for some reason I wasn’t on […]

Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Yesterday I worked on a film production company website, a property management company website, a financial management company’s email marketing campaign, and of course my own company’s websites. I also did a proposal for one prospective client and a meeting with another. In all, I toggled 11 and a half working hours. I have to […]

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