Category Archives: Christmas

New Possibility III

Wrote about John Fahey here and here. This legacy of peace in conviction: Something way past midnight ritual Some way for

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Santa Fire Escape

Ronnie Spector on Christmas. From Cari Wade Gervin, “Recording and Performing Still Thrill Ronnie Spector“. Nashville Scene, November 30, 2017. …Since I’ve been a little girl, I’ve loved Christmas. I remember sitting on Santa’s lap in Macy’s when I was … Continue reading

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Eddie Money and Ronnie Spector: Everybody Loves Christmas

In grocery store. Surprised to hear voices of Eddie Money and Ronnie Spector. Knew that they blended so very well, but had no idea that they had done a Christmas song: Written by Curt Cuomo and Eddie Money. Released in … Continue reading

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Watching 2016 made-for-TV movie, A Christmas to Remember, co-starring Mira Sorvino. She leaves the New York highlife of a television personality and then crashes her car near a small town, suffering amnesia as a crash consequence. Identity search. Spends Christmas … Continue reading

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Christ, Herod

Extracted from a sermon by Neil Remington Abramson, Church Elder, at West Vancouver Presbyterian Church, January 1, 2017. Within Us: Christ or Herod? Saturday night, a week ago, while we were celebrating Christmas, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. We know … Continue reading

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Always There

Someone reading a pocket book in the long store line, December 24. Impressed that someone thought to bring a book. Impressed that anyone was reading a hand-held book, though see more of it on the buses. Expressed my admiration. She … Continue reading

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So no crèche

So one may be having difficulties again, at this time of year, with all the merry merry and the Christmas music. Maybe misplaced, if one considers that many view it as predominantly a secular holiday. Maybe one doesn’t want to … Continue reading

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Vespers to

…Paul Horn, and “We Three Kings“: Influenced by Jazz Vespers, and the way jazz can reinvent so much. On the program Frankly Jazz, hosted by Frank Evans, in the early 1960s. Players of the Paul Horn Quintet at that time … Continue reading

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Jazz Vespers

Saw the notice on the street: Jazz Vespers at Knox Presbyterian Church. Knew the church from other initiatives. Didn’t know what vespers were. Looks like, across Christian denominations, it is primarily associated with an evening service. Attended. Tyson Chen on … Continue reading

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Lie III: Only Faith makes true

There are two ways to be fooled: one is to believe what isn’t true, the other is to refuse to believe what is true. Søren Kierkegaard, Works of Love (1847) Email to Neil Remington Abramson, in relation to “Lie” and … Continue reading

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