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About hermitsdoor

Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.

From the Bookshelf: The Ecumenism of Beauty, edited by Timothy Vernon

A couple of decades ago, my father visited me, a sort of father-son weekend in Washington, D.C.  Given that he has an ardent faith, I suggested that we attend the Sunday worship service as the Grace Church, in Georgetown.  This is … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Maya and the Book of Everything, by Laurie Graves

Imagination… In the beginning was the Word… Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy… If music be the food of love, play on,… How many stories are told and re-told. Borrowing from, or building … Continue reading

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Blowform Escape

The chapter of Jesus’s birth does need to have an ending.  King Herod, of course, did not really want to find the King of the Jews in order to venerate him.  Being an Roman governor over an occupied land, he … Continue reading

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Blowform Epiphany

Having grown up in a Baptist tradition, I did not learn of the concept of Epiphany until I read James Joyce’s short-story series Dubliners.  I do not recall exactly what the story was about, but the concept that an epiphany … Continue reading

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When You Do Not Have Enough Snow for a Snowman…

Happy New Year!

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Blowform Twelfth Night Trek

The traditions of Twelfth Night have pretty much disappeared from our holiday culture in the USA.  Who sings The Twelve Days of Christmas (or knows what all those gifts were about) any more?  While How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie … Continue reading

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Blowform Boxing Day

All my Pax Britannia friends know what Boxing Day is!  After performing their duties on Christmas day, the servants and laborers of the manor had December 26th off and received their presents (boxes) from the Lord and Lady of the … Continue reading

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