Monday, December 17, 2012

Old Applejoy's Ghost

Frank Stockton is one of my favorite storytellers and this is one of my favorite of his stories. It is a Christmas story set some where in America -- where isn't specified but given the description of a colonial Christmas, I've always pictured it happening in Virginia. Enjoy!

Illustrations by Ben Wohlberg

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Bach's Cantata 140: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme

Also known as "Sleepers Awake," this cantata was composed in 1731 for the 27th Sunday after Trinity, which was on my birthday that year making this my new favorite piece of music. :-)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Fun Stuff

[This is an edited repost of my last entry. I've tried all the HTML I know to turn off the autoplay on the Flash video I posted and it's not working. If you have any ideas, please pass them along. In the meantime, I've stuck that sill Elf Yourself video at the end of the post after a break so it won't turn itself on whenever anyone loads this page!]

Pretty fun

Make-a-Flake snowflake maker.

Musical fun

Silly Fun

Elf Yourself!

Click below for my video: