Advent 2021: Week One, Hope

Wisdom & Dreams: A Story “You’re following a star?” “Yes!” the man grins up at me from his position on the path, amidst the scrolls he’s dropped. “When my companions and I saw it, we knew that the King of prophecy was being born! We couldn’t wait to gift him!” His exuberance is ridiculously youthful, …

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The Season of Gratitude Starts… When?

Next Thursday, in my home country of the United States, the national holiday of Thanksgiving is celebrated. Naturally, I thought I'd make something of a festive post; it got me thinking. For most holidays, stores break out in thematically-appropriate goods weeks, nay, months before the day, in order to rake in as much gain as …

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Book Review: The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

This is a book I picked up on a whim; I like books about children and their semi-realistic adventures, especially ones with good sibling relationships. Books like the 'Betsy' series by Carolyn Heywood, 'The Melendy Children' by Elizabeth Enright, Laura Ingalls Wilder's books, and the Moffat family adventures were good, comfortable reading for a good …

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