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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – Movie Part 7 Part 8 Part 9

| December 25, 2007

 A   Christmas  Carol The Medieval Christmas traditions combined the celebration of the birth of Christ with the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia, a pagan celebration for the Roman god of agriculture, and the Germanic winter festival of Yule.    At the time of the Industrial Revolution allowed workers little time for the celebration of Christmas.    However […]

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – Movie Part 4 Part 5 Part 6

| December 25, 2007

A Christmas Carol Tiny Tim’s Ailment In the American Journal of Diseases of Children (Dec 1992), Dr. Donald Lewis,  an assistant professor of paediatrics and neurology at the Medical College of Hampton Roads in Norfolk, Virginia,  theorized that Tiny Tim, suffered from a kidney disease that made his blood too acidic. Apparently distal renal tubular […]

The Story of the Other Wise Man Part 7 by Henry Van Dyke – A Profound Story for Thee

| December 24, 2007

     Part 7 A Pearl of Great Price THREE-and-thirty years of the life of Artaban had passed away,  and he was still a pilgrim,  and a seeker after light.   His hair,  once darker than the cliffs of Zagros,  was now white as the wintry snow that covered them.   His eyes,  that once flashed like flames […]

The Story of the Other Wise Man Part 2 by Henry Van Dyke – A Profound Story for Thee

| December 23, 2007

Part 2    A Sign in the Sky   “That does not satisfy me,”  answered Artaban,  “for,  if the waiting must be endless,  if there could be no fulfilment of it, then it would not be wisdom to look and wait. We should become like those new teachers of the Greeks,    who say that there is […]

The Story of the Other Wise Man -Part 1- by Henry Van Dyke – A Profound Story for Thee

| December 23, 2007

  Note:   Throughout one’s life, one hears many stories and sees many movies with many tales.    Of these offerings, some will offer insight, some will amuse and some may touch one’s heart or spark one’s intelligence.   This story starts as a simple journey with a rich man and we travel with him.  As we begin the story, […]

Oíche Chiún (Silent Night ) – Enya Doth Sing the Perfect Silent Night – Mild and Gentle

| December 22, 2007

Oíche Chiún – Silent Night Under the brilliance of the sacred Star the Blessed Child doth lay in the Manger.  The night was still.    When one listens to the words of Silent Night it is as if a Blessed Angel is singing these words. Perhaps that is why when I first heard Enya sing this […]

The Bird’s Christmas Carol – Chapter III Pt. I– The Bird’s Nest – A Christmas Story

| December 14, 2007

The  Birds  Nest Chapter III  Part 1 Carol herself knew nothing of motherly tears and fatherly anxieties; she lived on peacefully in the room where she was born. But you never would have known that room; for Mr. Bird had a great deal of money, and though he felt sometimes as if he wanted to […]