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Bethlehem Down

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A gorgeous tune from 1927, composed by Peter Warlock as a setting for a poem written by a journalist named Bruce Blunt. It won a newspaper contest and supplied some money for the impecunious pair to go out drinking. Unlike […]

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Under the Mistletoe

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“Under the Mistletoe” was written by Justin Bieber with┬áNasri and Adam Messinger. It’s a fun and catchy little tune. The lyrics include “I’mma” for “I’m going to be” so I figured the part where Bieber sings, apparently, “shoddy with you,” […]

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Carol of the Bells

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It is time for the annual musical Advent calendar. I’m starting with “Carol of the Bells,” which I may never have included before because I don’t like it. “Carol of the Bells” was popular during the Spanish Flu epidemic just […]

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The Projects

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I’ve been working on household projects as I’ve done the Holiday Grand Plan this year. Thanksgiving was a vindication of the Kitchen Project –my kitchen has everything I need for serious cooking and baking and serving, even with the pandemic […]

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Thanksgiving 2020

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We had a good Thanksgiving, in spite of the pandemic. I didn’t take pictures of the food. The picture above is my leftovers dinner. It doesn’t include the ginger carrots or the sweet potatoes, or #1 son’s special cheddar biscuits. […]

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Satisfaction

“Satisfaction” was my Word of the Year for 2020. It turned out well, actually, because I’ve had the chance to see that I can be satisfied in difficult circumstances, with the limitations of the pandemic. We’ve been lucky. We still […]