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Christmas Letter 2013

Dear friends and family, Well, it’s been another crazy year. As you all know, it started in January. You’d think we’d be used to that by now. It does seem to happen every year. Regardless, we rallied pretty quickly, just … Continue reading

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“I really like Christmas”

Over the last month, I’ve been sharing my favourite holiday music with you, along with thoughts and musings and stories and love. If you missed any, I’ve compiled a list of all 24 here, but I also have a present … Continue reading

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“Mind if I move in closer?”

Baby It’s Cold Outside is usually at best a poppy, kind of annoying love song, and at worst a song about date rape. (Say, what’s in this drink?) But. Holly Cole and Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies manage to … Continue reading

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“Laid to rest”

I’ve always loved the tune of Greensleeves, that English folk sound that is so hauntingly beautiful. And so What Child is This, written to the tune of Greensleeves in 1865 makes my list, as we wind down. (Amusingly, one possible … Continue reading

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“The hunter braves drew nigh”

It’s really interesting to me to look at the creation and spread of myth and story. It’s pretty much my topic of choice. And the Huron Carol, an actual Canadian carol (and an old one, too) is an intriguing case … Continue reading

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“Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow”

Today’s Christmas music post is a preview of a story I’ll be releasing in the new year as a part of my experimental transmedia fiction project Azrael’s Stop. ——————————————————– Ceph stoked up the fire. The bar was mostly empty — … Continue reading

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“The soul felt its worth”

I was never a huge fan of O Holy Night as a kid. I think there was something about its slightly unusual structure, and a melody I could never quite get a handle on. By last year I heard Josh … Continue reading

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Biggles and the Intruder

Holly Cole — ‘Zat You Santa Claus: Holly Cole — ‘Zat You Santa Claus penned by Floerian Silverstring Biggles the Chicken adjusted the tophat atop his head, wiping his brow with a wing. He always forgot just how long the … Continue reading

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“If I could only have you near”

Distance is such a strange thing in today’s technological environment. The world has become so much smaller; we live in a time when where we live has very little bearing on our communication and socialization — I communicate as much … Continue reading

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“Not forgotten”

Pachelbel’s Canon in D has long been my favourite piece of classical music. And it’s a pretty well known piece and a lot of people’s favourite (I remember hearing it was the number one favourite classic song in some radio … Continue reading

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