Monthly Archives: November 2013

London Cyber-Busking

With some help from Micky’s pictures, I’m cyber busking in London, where the hearts of those with English forebears surely go to partake of a Dickensian holiday season: the lights on Oxford, Regent and Piccadilly, the European Christmas markets in Hyde … Continue reading

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Barcelona Cyber-Busking

The Three Kings Busking in Barcelona is apparently not allowed, or maybe it depends on who you ask on a given day. So, I’m cyber busking in some of the prettiest Christmas time places. The bigger Christmas holiday will be … Continue reading

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New Christmas Celebrations

The Winter Solstice Christmas traditions must evolve with the passing years. Children grow up and leave, get married, form their own families. Old treasured rituals drop off and fall away. Keep your holiday season rich by adding new ones. Celebrate … Continue reading

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Taryn’s Horsey

Taryn at five was much too small to be put on the back of an enormous horse for a trail ride. The hour-long ride had just begun when her horse wandered off the trail, put his head down and began … Continue reading

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Christmas Comes Again

December 21 is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year and the heart of the Christmas season. My CD, Marina: Ye Olde Christmas Musicke, is now up on CD Baby. The music is the best part of the … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

As a boomer born shortly after WWII ended, I soaked up a lot of my parents’ reminiscences about those times. This time of year I like to watch Stage Door Canteen, shot during the war years. Though it’s pretty hokey now, … Continue reading

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Guy Fawkes: Bonfire Night!

Halloween season isn’t done yet: November 5th brings Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire or Fireworks Night, to recall a colorful bit of England’s history. Guy Fawkes was the rascal who, with his compadres, hatched the Gunpowder Plot of … Continue reading

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