Posts Tagged ‘Comix’

February Festivals

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

A happy sequence of events, all signifying that we are now halfway through the winter: The First of February, Groundhog Day/Candlemas, and Setsubun. This means that, although there are still heaps of snow along every sidewalk and intersection, we can celebrate with crêpes, candle-making, watching one of our favorite movies, eating sushi rolls, and tossing beans into the garden. Happy February! Wishing you much joy and no demons!

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April Fool

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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Actually if they were available I would totally eat these.

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April Fool

Monday, April 1st, 2013

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This day in celebration of pranks and tomfoolery, which dates back several hundred years in Europe (and which also appears in some non-European cultures at the turning of the year from winter to spring—a kind of universal spring fever), in France is called Poisson d’Avril. Here are a few April Fool pranks from around the world.

In our family the most successful prank was played by my husband who, glancing outside one April 1 morning, exclaimed excitedly, “A lion’s escaped from the zoo!” sending us all rushing in astonishment to the window. After all, the zoo is only a block away… He still chuckles about that one.

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Taxi!

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

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Today is, besides being the Feast of the Epiphany, the birthday of poet Carl Sandburg (1878-1967). For a picture and a poem, please see Poetic Journey of the Magi.

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Connoisseur

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Here is a birthday card created for friend Tom, honoring two of his numerous areas of expertise: wine and ice cream.

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Health Care: Beware!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

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Éirinn Go Brách

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

The table is dressed in green, as we will be shortly; a pan of soda bread is about to go into the oven; and the Chieftains, John McCormack, and Tommy O’Sullivan CDs will be a-playin’. What day is it?

(Click on it if you wish to see it larger)

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Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

To kick off Lent, a walk down memory lane.

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Mardi Gras

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

It’s that day again. Party while you can!

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Birthday Splash

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Today is the birthday of painter Jackson Pollock (1912-1956). For a comic and mini-bio, please see Action Jackson.

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And for the story of another artist born on this day, please see It’s an Oldenburg.

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