Monthly Archives: November 2012

Flight from the Cult of Family – Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Evacuation Day

As I am not American, I didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving this past Thursday.  In fact, it was just an ordinary Thursday, followed by an ordinary Friday, followed by an ordinary Saturday so far.  However, I was bombarded in my email inbox … Continue reading

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Mary from Magdala, from whom Christ drove out seven demons…

In a break from television, I have been pondering why it is much easier for people (Christians and non-Christians alike) to accept that Mary Magdalene was a reformed prostitute than to accept that she suffered from mental illness. Obviously, part … Continue reading

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Week 7 – In Which a Lot of Action Takes Place in the Sky

ONCE UPON A TIME Season 2, Episode 6 (Tallahassee) This was probably one of the best episodes so far this season for efficient storytelling.  Unfortunately, a large number of characters were left by the wayside or only given small parts … Continue reading

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WEEK 6 – What Measure is a Scary Villain?

With Hallowe’en being Wednesday, this was the week for monsters of all kinds on television. ONCE UPON A TIME Season 2, Episode 5 (The Doctor) Scariest villain: the Doctor, who believes science can defeat magic Scary scale: 5 out of … Continue reading

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