We’re back from our hiatus. We’ve had our battle with Mass Health and we came out victorious. So, it’s time to catch all of you up on what we’ve been reading and doing other than preparing to fight for our right to health care.
Things to do:
If you’re looking for things to do here are some options. We’ll start with Matthew Hall.
The Morning Star: Concert Saturday, 12/21, 8pm
December 21, 2013, 8:00pm
Church of Our Saviour | 25 Monmouth St., Brookline
If you’re looking for Christmas Eve services to attend I’ve got a few suggestions for you. I’ll be singing in these and I’d love to have some friendly faces in the audience.
Mission Church, Mission Hill in Boston
10:30pm – prelude, 11:00pm Christmas Eve mass
Things to read:
A story about this popped up on Boston.com not long ago. It’s a fascinating read. I’ve been in that building and I had no idea what was under my feet.
Then i09 brought us this. It isn’t very Christmas-y, but it is SO COOL.
Book your travel plans now folks, this just sounds fantastic.
HOBBITSES! Ahem, if you haven’t seen The Desolation of Smaug yet (Geoff and I haven’t) then check this out. Just don’t read the comments. These are photos and drawings for some of the fantastical creatures from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Here be dragons. Or a dragon, whatever. You know what I mean.
And of course, what post would be complete without a nod to Game of Thrones or George R. R. Martin. I post this without comment.
Things to watch:
This nifty video on winter and snow. From a bunch of professors in California.
Things to listen to:
Last but not least, this video is just outstanding. It was posted on Boston.com this week and it was SO good that I made Geoff sit down and watch it. It’s my favorite Christmas carol and, for the first time in my life, I get to sing it this year on Christmas Eve. This was filmed at the MFA here in Boston on 12/14/13 and it’s just fantastic. The link to the article on Boston.com is here. The video is embedded below. Enjoy.