Tag Archives: father time

The Appearance of Time

When I heard of the concept of Chronos in Orphism from a Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby episode, I thought it would be something worth looking into. The association of Kronos, the father of the most prominent Olympian gods, with time, … Continue reading

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As the Hours and the Days and the Weeks and the Months and the Years Go By

With this year soon coming to an end, I was thinking about whether there’s any connection between the number of days in a year and degrees in a circle, and apparently there is. Of course, a modern year doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Getting a Word in Edgewood

Little, Big, by John Crowley – This is apparently a pretty famous novel, although I hadn’t heard of it until I saw it mentioned on a blog. It’s kind of weird that it was published¬†in 1981, as the style really … Continue reading

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Don’t Say Nothing Bad About My Baby New Year

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year – This 1976 Rankin-Bass special is currently up on YouTube, although I can’t say whether it will stay there. I can’t recall having seen this one before, although Beth had. The most famous reindeer of all … 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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The Darlings of Slumberland

With the new Little Nemo comic series by Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Nelson Daniel now in its third issue, I thought checking out the history of this franchise might not be amiss. I believe I first heard of Little … Continue reading

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Today I Lost a Tooth

Okay, I didn’t really, but I did want to discuss a mythical figure associated with the loss of teeth. The Tooth Fairy is pretty much universally known, but there isn’t any consensus on what he or she looks like (just … Continue reading

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