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The Christmas Carol Chronicles Part 2

Into the Vortex

Looking back on the months we spent on the production phase of the Two-Man Performance (TMP), I can say without reservation those months  presented me with the most delightful, but at the same time, the most vexatious of experiences in my life. 1,933 more words

Charles Dickens

Jingle bells

I know that April is kind of a no-man’s land to Christmas, but I just have to say, I love Christmas! I can listen to certain Christmas songs year round (not all, I’m not… 133 more words

General Musings

The Christmas Carol Chronicles

The Christmas Carol Chronicles

The Beginnings


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I’ve always enjoyed that story. As a little boy during the Christmas season during the early 1950s, I listened to the Hallmark Hall of Fame’s radio broadcast of Dickens’ tale. 1,320 more words

Charles Dickens

My Experience with Psychotherapy - Part III

The next therapist I saw was a psychologist I saw for several years while living in Philadelphia.  I went to see him because I was depressed, anxious and generally dissatisfied with life.  1,057 more words


1st Quarter Reading - Done!

Back in the beginning of the year I set forth to read 12 books from the popular BBC Big Read list.  Now the first quarter is over and three of those books are complete. 489 more words

BBC Big Read

Jacob Marley in 2014

I think in the 2014 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol, Jacob Marley (or updated to Jak Marley) will not appear chained to boxes of all of his wealth. 30 more words

Jon Friesch

Blackadder & Nicola Bryant: An Annoying Apology

In the early hours, my first indication after 17 months that my brother had read The True History of The Black Adder came with a text, pointing out that, although the great Nicola Bryant had been properly credited in the Appendixes, in the text itself I had passingly called her ‘Nicola Bradbury’. 209 more words

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