Dark Epiphany

Happy Feast of the Epiphany.Epiphany comes from a Greek word meaning appearance or manifestation. In the western churches, the manifestation of Jesus as the Son of God is linked to the visit of the astrologers from the east (the "three wise men" of popular Christmas folklore). Eastern churches, however, see the Epiphany, or Theophany ("appearance of God") as associated more specifically with the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, when a voice from heaven announced "This is my Son, the … [Read more...]

Watching the Woodstock Movie (Again)

This weekend I saw the recently released "ultimate collector's edition" director's cut of the Woodstock Movie (available on DVD and Blu-Ray). This was the third time I saw the movie; I originally saw it in the theater back in the late seventies, and then watched it on VHS sometime in the late 80s or early 90s. But the ultimate collector's/director's cut has about two hours of footage not featured in the theatrical release, including Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater … [Read more...]

Quote for the Day

You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in. — Arlo Guthrie, "The Neutron Bomb" from Precious Friend … [Read more...]