Tag Archives: animation

Rudolph: shunned, bullied, exploited

The Christmas season tests my patience in many ways. My taste in music and an unfortunate habit of listening… really listening… to lyrics are an example. Consider Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The unfortunate title character is shunned and mocked … Continue reading

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas, which originated as a poem written by Tim Burton in 1982, was developed into a stop-motion animated classic  by the Walt Disney studio. Now available in 3D, it has been an annual Christmas favourite since its … Continue reading

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Listening… with Treasure and Horton

In my November 2 blog, Celebrate November, I linked to 15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in November.   According to that list, November 23, today, is the National Day of Listening. The suggestion is that we take time to … Continue reading

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The Greatest Adventure

The Hobbit, by J.R.R.Tolkien is probably my favourite book. I say  “probably” because there are other close contenders, and if you ask me again next week, I may say something different. But if I had to fill a backpack with … Continue reading

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Goldilocks Conditions and Threshhold Moments

This morning I got so caught up in the staggering complexity of the internet that my curiosity ran away with the clock and I did not leave myself enough time to write the blog I was thinking about. Perhaps tomorrow! … Continue reading

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Kangrachooleishens

To-day I am going to share some wise silliness. There is no such thing as silly wisdom. In our family June through October is the season of birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, recitals, and reunions. You’ll note that I didn’t say, vacations. … Continue reading

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Silly Symphony

The Silly Symphony cartoon of the Three Little Pigs in my blog on July 17 was incredibly important to the film industry, and to the   Disney Studio. The song, which children used while skipping rope when I was little, … Continue reading

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