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 →
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 →
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. 🙂
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