Category Archive: christmas

Dec 01 2012

Be Prepared (To Buy Your Christmas Tree Elsewhere)

This post is part of a blogosphere protest against the discriminatory practices of the Boy Scouts. Remember, if you buy a Christmas tree this season, that there are plenty of places to get them that do not support institutional homophobia and prejudice. Be prepared! That’s the Boy Scout’s marching song Be prepared! Though your moral …

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Nov 16 2012

Sepia Friday

That is, not quite Black Friday (or CyberMonday) yet. But I’ve been tweaking the store just a little bit, so consider this a soft opening. Let me know if there are any problems. There are the regular Cuttlefish With Quill t-shirts and such, the best mug in the world (and matching glassware, if you like), …

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Dec 24 2009

Merry Christmas To You.

It’s already Christmas in Melbourne and Sydney,And for just a few minutes, in Perth;The planet is spinning, and soon will come ChristmasTo this, the late side of the earth. Merry Christmas to you, from your Cuttlefish friend,To my readers and friends, far and near;I wish you good health, and great joy, and true peace,For this …

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Dec 13 2009

The War (On Christmas) Comes Early (Cuttlefish Classic)

From the Cape of Good Hope to the Newfoundland islands,The sands of Iran to the Panama isthmus;From Outback Australia to Inverness HighlandsIt’s time to take arms in the War Against Christmas! My weapons are mistletoe, Christmas trees, holly,A yule-log, and caroling out in the snow;Sleigh-rides and snowball-fights, eggnog and JollyOld Santa Claus, laughing his loud …

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Dec 12 2009

An Atheist Christmas (Cuttlefish Classic)

We’ll all open presents, and cook a big dinner,And share in traditions we learned long agoBut Christmas is different for this humble sinner,No “birth of the saviour”, just people we know. It has nothing to do with a babe in a mangerOr kings being led by a star up above,But rather in family, friend, and …

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Jan 02 2009

The Digital Pack-Rat, vol. 9

All the xmas verses that got away–starting with a response to a youtube clip of ignorant buffoons pontificating on how the true meaning of christmas was being destroyed by having other belief systems … basically, do what christianity had done in its turn. I do not think highly of Mr. O’Reilly(That’s fine–he can do that …

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Dec 24 2008

Happy Christmas To All Of You (From Your Atheist Friend)

I just got a nice “Merry Christmas” this morningFrom someone who calls me his “atheist friend”;He jokingly added, as if for a warning,His greeting was truly not meant to offend. He assumed that an atheist hated this season,Or else he was joking, or just didn’t see;He was wrong, though, that’s certain, whatever his reason–Cos Christmas …

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Dec 24 2008

Happy Cephalopodmas!

It’s still plenty of time till the plunder–I mean “morning of childlike wonder”But it’s such a big EarthThat, for instance, in Perth,It’s already Christmas Down Under. (I have recently been accused of being too snow-focused this squidmas, what with the song lyrics and all. So here’s a special Cuttlemas greeting for my dear friend Podblack …

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Dec 20 2008

Christmas Song, Revisited (sheet music!)

Ok, so in putzing around trying to find a way to put music here, I found a wonderful way to procrastinate! Finale NotePad has a 30-day trial period that is fully functional–with enough patience, a non-composer like myself was able to pretty much get my song down the way I hear it in my head… …

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Dec 19 2008

The “War On Christmas”, Explained.

So it’s Christmas—my Christmas—my secular day;The Supreme Court decided it must be that way.As a secular holiday, Christmas can stay,With department-store Santa Claus, there on display,Or with Rudolph, or some other TV cliché,And your photograph taken in front of the sleigh. If you want, you can use this occasion to pray;Even atheists know such behavior’s …

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