Well, depending on whether the date stamp sticks around, you can see that there’s been almost a year between good intentions and follow through. So be it! I’m sure that I’m not blazing a shocking new truth when I say that there can be a lot of reasons not to step out of the comfort zone.
But what the hell, I’m here now. So onward and upward! So to speak.
Let’s start with a label: heathen. I am one. Like most labels, it tells you some things but leaves out lots more. It tells you, for example, that I don’t follow a monotheistic religion, but neither am I an atheist. Some people use the term asatru, which refers to a person who believes in the Norse gods. But do I believe that when I see lightning, that Thor is striking his hammer against the anvil of the heavens? No. I do not.
I didn’t start out here. Actually, I started a long way from here. More to come.
(Note: to follow the chronology of this story, read from oldest to newest. If you are unstuck in time, read it any damn way you please.)
Our Christmas classic concludes happily, as Ebenezer Scrooge takes full advantage of his second chance. All’s well that ends well! Plus, a bonus telling of Dylan Thomas’ recounting of his wintry childhood. Enjoy!
The final episode of Treasure Island is here! What way will Long John Silver jump? What’s new with Squire Trelawney? Is Captain Smollett still alive? Did Ben Gunn ever get that parmesan cheese? Find out all this and more…
Jim Hawkins has well and truly stepped in the crab slime! Will he be forced to walk the plank? (A Victorian fiction, but he doesn’t know that!) But Long John Silver can smell a change in the wind…what is the wily old pirate up to? Find out in the ninth installment of Treasure Island!