O Come, All Ye Faithful (Byzantine Remix)
‘Tis the season (well, almost) for endless rounds of one of my favorite Christmas carols, Adeste Fideles! One Grace Brooks has given me an early Christmas present by posting this recording on her Ancient Faith Blog, This Side of Glory. It is the familiar set of timeless classic lyrics, sung in English, but to Byzantine Tone 2 instead of the traditional 18th Century tune. (Warning: Ms. Brooks has posted this link several times in the past and old links came up in my Google search. It is possible that the link above may change.)
The Big-Eyed Children
This article from The Guardian tells the very interesting story of the art fraud of Walter and Margaret Keane. I think their story would be a great basis for a movie…oh wait, there is going to be a movie! Big Eyes opens on Christmas day!
Fish and plants become good neighbors in this DIY organic gardening solution. The fish do fish things (namely: making fish waste), producing nitrates and ammonia, which are used by the plants as energy and also keep the water clean for the fish! Sounds like a win-win situation to me.