Sunday, November 30, 2008

'Tis the Season for Pagan Rituals

Despite my cynicism with all things Christian, I do get a warm and fuzzy feeling about Christmas Trees. I love the scent of pine throughout the house. I love the lights and the ornaments. I love the presents that magically appear underneath on Christmas day. I justify this by telling myself that Christmas trees have absolutely nothing to do with Christianity. They are wholly a pagan ritual. The Romans used to do it to commemorate their winter solstice and the Germanic tribes used to do it to celebrate their Yule festival. So I'm going to keep enjoying this ancient heathen tradition even if my wife makes me place a Nativity scene beneath it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A little barn in the middle of Hialeah

I have such fond memories of Amelia Earhart Park. Where else in this city can you pet a tiny cow? I used to come to this park all the time as a kid (especially while on break for the holidays) and on the odd chance I get to visit now as an adult I find myself really enjoying it.