Day: December 28, 2018

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A Mother’s Day Memory

24 Festive Tasks: Door 11 – Russian Mother’s Day, Task 2: Do you have a favorite Mothers’ Day memory that you are happy to share?  Photos welcome but optional. I usually give my mom a bouquet of flowers and take her out for lunch or dinner on Mother’s Day.  One occasion I remember particularly well […]

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Colin Dexter: The Wench is Dead

24 Festive Tasks: Door 21 – Kwanzaa, Task 2: In Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose, the “Finis Africae” is the hidden center of the labyrinth which constitutes the monastery’s library, protected by a number of intricate, misdirecting devices.  Tell us: Where have you recently encountered clever misdirection or a labyrinthine plot in a book? […]

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Pumuckl’s Footprints, or, "Do you believe in Santa Claus?"

24 Festive Tasks: Door 23 – Hogswatch, Task 3: Which children’s myth / mythical character (Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, etc.) did you never believe in even when you were little?   No “still believe” about it for me even by age 5, and by age 7 I was well over them all; Santa, […]

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Favorite Holiday Tradition

24 Festive Tasks: Door 13 – Advent, Task 2: The holidays season is in full swing – tell us:  What’s your favorite tradition? I don’t actually have one single favorite holiday tradition — to me the holidays are pretty much a multi-faceted package, and each one of the components is equally important; everything from Christmas […]

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My Favourite Trilogy

24 Festive Tasks: Door 24 – Epiphany, Task 1: Tell us: What’s your favorite trilogy?   I know Tolkien didn’t actually intend this to be a trilogy, but that is how it has come to be published — and it’s occupied the spot that says “favorite trilogy” to me ever since I first read it in […]

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