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Monthly archive December, 2011
A Top 10 List of Top 10 Lists for 2011

A Top 10 List of Top 10 Lists for 2011

We are still on vacation, but I couldn’t resist sharing a list of top 10 lists that caught my attention. Whew! That was a mouthful. Er…an eyeful? Eh. Whatevs. I recommend these “year in review” posts for 2011:   10. Songs Streamed on Spotify 9. Flash Websites 8. Brand Disasters 7. Political Quotes 6. Facebook...
What is Your Favorite Holiday Movie?

What is Your Favorite Holiday Movie?

The princesses are on vacation this week, but we wanted to give you something to nibble on. Last year, Jax posted about the Christmas music. This got me thinking about the movies I like to watch every year for the holiday. Here are my top three: Christmas in Connecticut – Honky donkey! Meet me in...
Royal Roving Reporter on the Front Lines of the War on Christmas

Royal Roving Reporter on the Front Lines of the War on Christmas

<beep be beep beep beep…beep be beep beep beep…beep be bee> This is Jax speaking to you live from our Solstice studio, bringing you breaking news from The War on Christmas. Our royal roving reporter GG has been embedded with defending troops for the past few weeks. The TTP Network is a long-time supporter of...
Blessings for Modranicht: The Meaning of Love

Blessings for Modranicht: The Meaning of Love

In a letter to the citizens of Corinth, the early Christian evangelist Paul said that love is patient and kind, and is not envious, nor boastful, nor proud. It’s a beautiful message beautifully worded, and like many people, I have always found it uplifting. I was an adult, however, before I realized what I perceived...
Repatriation (Return) of Ancient Remains: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Repatriation (Return) of Ancient Remains: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Yesterday brought a momentous event to Peru. After nearly 100 years, the skeletal remains of 177 different Incans taken from Machu Pichu were returned. The remains were taken by an American explorer from Yale and then held at the university’s Peabody Museum. After years of failed diplomacy and ineffectual international legal action, Peru was granted...
Pagan Strong: A Response to My Governor's New Ad

Pagan Strong: A Response to My Governor’s New Ad

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Pagan, but you don’t need to dance naked in the moonlight every 28 days* to know there’s something wrong in this country when the Pagan in my household is the one dragging the Christian out to buy a tree and sing carols around it. And with the...
St. Nicholas and His "Damned" Friends: Alpine Winter Traditions

St. Nicholas and His “Damned” Friends: Alpine Winter Traditions

Some friends of ours are hosting a shin-dig tonight with a jocular Krampus theme. “Krampus?,” you might ask (like I did), “what on earth is that?” Krampus is a character in winter stories told to children in parts of Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. More than a character, he’s a creature, a demon — and a...
A Picture That's Worth 1000 Words (of My Complaining)

A Picture That’s Worth 1000 Words (of My Complaining)

You know, sometimes I KNOW it would be better to just leave something alone, but criminently, my dander gets up and I just can’t. So…ranting by Jax. I haven’t been to journalism school or anything, but I have a few basic ideas about journalistic standards, and as a writer with an English degree, I have...
Star Trek's Seven Life Lessons: How do the Pagan Princesses Measure Up?

Star Trek’s Seven Life Lessons: How do the Pagan Princesses Measure Up?

Earlier this week, David Borgenicht wrote an article in the Huffington Post called “7 Life Lessons You Can Learn from ‘Star Trek’.” Is it just me, or can his surname be translated into “Night of the Borg” in English?* [Hmm....admittedly, this colors my reading of his article.] Like David Borgenicht, I too am a Trekkie....