Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Winter solstice

Friday, December 21st, 2012

On this strange, shortest day of the year, when the world of course did not end but nevertheless continues its alarming drift into polar melt, I just hope that miraculous creatures like the Venezuelan poodle moth are managing to survive. How beautiful it is, almost like a Christmas decoration in the winter palace.

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It’s Christmas, time to put the tinfoil antlers on the camel

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Other perhaps some other pagan holiday options? Perhaps we could consider Saturnalia. Or, if it must be organized religion, then the Flying Spaghetti Monster whose mockery-loving followers are known as Pastafarians. “Around the time of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, Pastafarians celebrate a vaguely defined holiday named “Holiday.”

That last line is perennially funny to me.

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Snow!

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

I hope that whichever winter festival you celebrate, it is happy. Here in Vancouver we will remain buried under three unheard-of feet of snow, waiting helplessly for the thaw and staying clear of the roads, since Vancouverites don’t know how to drive in it. For those who do Christmas it will, quite amazingly, be white.

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