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Ever since I was a kid, I’ve liked puppets, puppeteers and ventriliquists. I practically grew up with Edgar Bergen and his dummies, Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd, on the radio in the 1940s (yes, strange as it may sound, a ventriloquist had one of radio’s most listened-to shows in those days). 258 more words


Mayor has new persona for Puppets Up! fest (with video)

Mayor Jim Watson takes some pride in insisting he’s no one’s puppet in his day job at the helm of city affairs.

But he’s only too happy to be rendered as a marionette for award-winning puppeteer and puppet builder Noreen Young, artistic director of Almonte’s Puppets Up! 115 more words

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Ellen Rixford

Ellen Rixford creates mixed media puppets, sculptures and automata that are fun, beautiful, imaginative and full of character.

One of my favorites in her portfolio: 19 more words


the author slept--your nightmare awakened

First; the heartfelt condolences to this nation and its people, the family members of those murdered by the Russian military, the denying of international inspectors (by the Russian military) at the scene of the aircraft debris, the harvesting of corpses by the Russian military, and lastly—the inflammatory manner of response to all those topics by your presidential leadership. 88 more words

It Is Good...

Like many, I have often wondered why on earth God allowed Adam and Eve to sin in the Garden of Eden.  The standard Christian answer is “Free will.  701 more words

Of Mouse and Human- Stop Motion Animation

Today I thought it would be good idea to finally break my WordPress absence or silence…, as it were. Over the past year I have been busy in my last year of University and therefore have had little leisure time. 78 more words