Suggestion Saturday: December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, photographs, comic strips, short stories and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

Gifts for the Baby.  I’ve always assumed the gold, frankincense, and myrrh were either used as forms of currency or sold to generate funds. Can anyone confirm this?

Mysterious Paper Sculptures. Ok, which one of you has been leaving ornate paper sculptures at the Scottish Poetry Library? 😀

100 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language. We should find more ways to include these words in everyday speech.

Ancient Graffiti. It turns out that graffiti from a few thousand years ago is not that different from what one stumbles across today.

From The Fir Tree:

Out in the woods stood a nice little Fir Tree. The place he had was a very good one: the sun shone on him: as to fresh air, there was enough of that, and round him grew many large-sized comrades, pines as well as firs. But the little Fir wanted so very much to be a grown-up tree.

I’ve never understood how this story became so popular. It has such a gloomy ending!

What have you been reading?


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