Episode 53- December 25, 2015
We all know Christmas marks Jesus' birthday, but that is not the only reason to celebrate. Host Jennifer Ellsworth explains how Christ came to be a Capricorn and remarks about Christmas' other famous fellow- the one in the red suit. She also reads a short story about a recovering thief who is determined not to be a Grinch despite being broke. It's called, "The Full Tree."
"...Everyone had said that backwoods landlords didn’t worry about First, Last and a Deposit, but the one with the one bedroom “cottage” in Jackson had. He had not asked Mary and Lawrence a single question. He’d just unlocked the front door and let them have a look...."
Moon Astrology: Full Moon of Long Nights in Cancer: Family
Writers gave us Christmas, Santa is an Indian and cranes upon a Christmas tree.
Episode 52- December 11, 2015
Year's end approaches. Yet for many ancient people, the end was the beginning. Host Jennifer Ellsworth explores how the winter solstice celebrates new life and an unbroken circle. She also tells a true story about a Charlie Brown induced breakdown, and reads a short story about an unusual Christmas figure called, "The Christmas Buddha of Jackson."
"...When Lesley pulled into Sid’s driveway Christmas Eve, her teeth clacked up and down up and down a half dozen times, like she were trying to loosen up a stick of Wrigley’s gum, an absent-minded habit she picked up when she finally quit smoking two years ago..."
Moon Astrology: New Moon of Long Nights in Sagittarius: Take the long view.
Yule Variations, a moment in the spotlight, and the Christmas Joint.