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Annie’s Escape

copyright 2018 Part II of “Annie’s Interrogation“ “Daddy, why isn’t Mummy coming to meet us?” “Mummy and Andrew were too badly hurt to come with us.” “What about Puffball?” “He stayed to protect Mummy and Andrew.” “Why didn’t we stay … Continue reading

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January Fun

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episodes 10 & 11 (F.L.A.S.H.)(Biffers & Blockers) In a month traditionally associated with darkness and post-Christmas sadness, the first two Murdoch Mysteries episodes of 2018 provided much-appreciated comedic relief. Some might have found them a bit … Continue reading

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Fixed No Fixed Address

This is my annual Christmas story. For an earlier short in this universe, see No Fixed Address. Fixed No Fixed Address copyright 2018 Entre le bœuf et l’âne gris Dort, dort, dort le petit fils Mille anges divins, mille séraphins … Continue reading

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Meditations On Scrooge, the Grinch, & Charlie Brown

For some reason, this year, I was struck by how important and yet misunderstood the characters of Scrooge, the Grinch, and Charlie Brown are. I felt a great kinship with these characters – not because I hate Christmas (I most … Continue reading

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Third Time Isn’t Quite the Charm

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episode 19 (Home for the Holidays)   So we come to the third Murdoch Mysteries Christmas special! It was delightful, but not as uplifting as the 2016 edition. It had beauty, charm, and comedy, but it … Continue reading

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The Book of Life (2014)

The Book of Life (2014) While waiting to see Disney-Pixar’s new film Coco, I finally got to see The Book of Life. Both films are about Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday celebrated on Nov. 2, but that is … Continue reading

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First Day of School

First Day of School copyright 2017 First day of school – Only one more child left, Entering tenth grade, Not exactly one for posing for photos. She humours her mother, Standing on the front step, Refusing to hold a sign, … Continue reading

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