A Christmas Post from the Resident Junco

Dark-Eyed Junco (female)

it’s the camera-shy missus

Did you think we were just going to visit our nestlings, mates, and a few of our fellow sparrows on Christmas Day, and not swing by for a bit of sweet fruit-and-nut indulgence first?

This time, though, we actually let the lady with that clickity-click device in her hands open the door and capture us doing our daily ‘stuff’ in our backyard (yes, it is our backyard; you’ll see that we have marked various and sundry places with our calling cards). We just pretended not to hear that white rectangle as it squeaked rather noisily open, Continue reading

My Holiday Movie Review – DreamWorks’ Joseph: King of Dreams

Joseph: King of Dreams

Joseph: King of Dreams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s not typical Christmas or even holiday viewing fare, but DreamWorks’ Joseph: King of Dreams, released in 2000, is one of my favourite animated, straight-to-DVD movies, because there are so many themes explored here: hubris, jealousy, betrayal, [sibling] rivalry, faith, and sacrifice.

Joseph: King of Dreams recounts the life of the youngest son of long-lived patriarch Israel’s (Jacob’s) twelve sons. Declared a God-given miracle by Jacob, by virtue of his birth from a previously-barren Rachel, and adored by his father and mother, Joseph grows up an extremely privileged and very handsome youth; he does not toil in backbreaking labour in the fields, nor shepherd sheep from dawn until dusk, as his eleven, much older half brothers do.

Instead, he is given a higher education, taught to speak and read in both the tongues of Hebrew Continue reading

Happy Holidays, WordPress Bloggers!

Just a very simple message for those of you WordPress bloggers who have signed into your account and couldn’t resist a peek at the Reader today. (I’ll probably be guilty as charged, too). And just to be completely non-PC about it: Merry Christmas, and Season’s Greetings, too. 🙂

Happy Holidays 2013

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