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Advent — December 5, 2017

(In A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is taken by the Ghost of Christmas Past to a Christmas party thrown by his first employer Fezziwig) Lover of parties, good food and holiday decorations, who strung the first and biggest outdoor light … Continue reading

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Advent, 2017 First Sunday in Advent, December 3, 2017

In this shortest of all Advents, three weeks only, old Dickens and his Christmas Carol seem to be calling me. Such a simple thing — a week learning from the Ghost of Christmas Past and a week with the Ghost … Continue reading

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La celebración del Adviento 2017 (desde Puerto Rico)

I am deeply grateful to Pastor Wilma Quiñones Cubero for this celebration of Advent, 2017 written while using her cell phone in Puerto Rico (unable to connect using any other method due to the lack of electricity since hurricane Maria) Pastora … Continue reading

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Advent Wreath Candlelighting, Homage to Cláudio Carvalhaes

I was at an event at Union Theological Seminary a couple weeks ago called “Got Sermon.” It was pre-Advent (and there will be another one pre-Lent) One workshop was rituals of Lament for Advent from wonderful worship professor Cláudio Carvalhaes … Continue reading

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Improv on THE END OF IT – the final scene in Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol

“Yes! and the bedpost is my own. The bed and the room are my own. Best and happiest of all, the time was … well, either one day or three hundred and sixty five days! What an abundance – either … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas … for dog lovers

On the first day of Christmas my human gave to me — a blanket as warm as can be! On the second day of Christmas my human gave to me – two balls to toss, and a blanket as warm … Continue reading

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Improv on White Christmas after the US Election

Today in the United States the Electoral College votes. The US presidential election, won by a resounding popular vote by Hilary Clinton, but lost to her because of the electoral system of allocating votes to states, gave the presidency to … Continue reading

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