Monthly Archives: December, 2016

Authors We Lost in 2016

We lost a lot of great authors in 2016. Here is a tribute to some of the unforgettable writers we lost in the past year.   Harper Lee (died Feb 19) Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960 and won a Pulitzer Prize the following year. It is considered a classic in American …

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2016 Reading Challenge… DONE!!!!

  Well, 2016 is just about over, and I am happy to announce that I have FINALLY completed the Reading Challenge that I so eagerly undertook in January! The second-to-last step of the Challenge really held me up. “Read a Book That Intimidates You.” At first I thought this was a preposterous notion… I never …

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And the #1 Un-Christmassy Christmas Song IS…

Finally! We have arrived at the pinnacle of Mt. UnChristmas. The only clue I dropped during this whole Top 13 countdown was song #7 (“Where Are You, Christmas?” by Faith Hill, from the 2000 remake of “The Grinch.”) 1.You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch- Thurl Ravenscroft (UNCREDITED!) Most everybody knows that the Grinch in the …

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4… 3… 2…More Un-Christmassy Fun!

Please Come Home for Christmas- the Eagles (and Charles Brown, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, etc.)       Bells will be ringing this sad sad News Oh what a Christmas to have the blues My baby’s gone I have no friends To wish me greetings once again   Originally released in 1960 by blues singer Charles …

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More of My Top Un-Christmassy Christmas Songs. #7 is…

  Aaaand we’re back! The good news is, we have gotten all the songs involving alcohol out of the way. (I mean, getting drunk is such an easy “out” if you are struggling to make it through the holidays.) Snow is on the ground. Temps are waaay below freezing. Sure “feels” like Christmas, at least …

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Cracking Open the Top 10: My UN-Christmassy Christmas Song Playlist

Aaaand we’re back,with more Un-Christmassy fun! It’s time to start unveiling the Top 10. Ready?  Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day- Brenda Lee   I fought with myself over whether to include this tune or not. After all, 99.999% of you who are reading this (which amounts to,perhaps ten or twelve people) have never …

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My Top 13 Un-Christmassy Christmas songs, Part 1

Christmas music. Love it or hate it, you can’t escape it, unless you live under a rock from Thanksgiving through December 25th. For some of us, it gets us into the “holiday spirit” (whatever that means). But for others of us, whether we’re Pagan, depressed, or just lonely, it can be an annoyance! I am …

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