Category Archives: Easter

A Time to Hop

I can’t say I do much for Easter as an adult, but I definitely have memories of hunting for eggs in my childhood. I remember going to church services as well, but I’m generally a defender of secular aspects of … Continue reading

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Holiday for Sims

I’m now playing The Sims 3 with the Seasons expansion pack, and one thing that’s immediately obvious is how the holidays are given generic names instead of real-world ones. This does make a certain amount of sense, as they don’t … Continue reading

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Programming in Paschal

Easter, as the Church Fathers rather confusingly decided, is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Well, to be totally technical about it, I believe it’s after the first full moon after 21 … Continue reading

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Rapa Nui’s Delight

A bit of word association made me think it would make sense to incorporate Easter Island into my Oz story about the Easter Bunny, which meant I had to do a little bit of research to find out more about … Continue reading

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Peter, Peter, Carrot Eater

There’s actually a bit of a story behind the Easter Bunny being called Peter Cottontail, and while it might not interest you, it does me. Peter Rabbit became a household name with the stories of Beatrix Potter, who named the … Continue reading

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Some Bunny Special

According to the McGraws’ Merry Go Round in Oz, the Easter Bunny lives in the Munchkin Country of Oz, and is a loyal subject of Ozma. Edward Wagenknecht is quoted in the most recent Baum Bugle as having said that … Continue reading

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Empty Tomb Syndrome

That’s pretty much how I feel about the whole thing. It’s like how some people will try to use the Bible as proof of itself. “Look at how many prophecies Jesus fulfilled!” Yes, IF we already believe everything in the … Continue reading

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It’s the Halloween Season

With Halloween coming up at the end of the month, it’s about time for me to make my typical rant about how absurd it is when hardcore Christians act like it’s some kind of Satanic celebration. This is especially ridiculous … Continue reading

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