On the Waterfront – Kris Kringle’s Critically Cautionary Christmas Carol

(Pensacola, Florida; Dec. 1, 2022) – The holiday season is upon us! For Christians such as myself, the Christmas season marks the birth of Jesus Christ.  For Jews, Hanukkah commemorates the retaking of Jerusalem during the 2nd Century B.C.E., as well as the Miracle of the Oil (when the supply of lamp oil, only enough … Continue reading On the Waterfront – Kris Kringle’s Critically Cautionary Christmas Carol

Just My Thoughts: Christmas with the Presidents

(Pensacola, Florida – Dec. 16, 2021) – Christmastime at Mount Vernon in the late 18th century was a far cry from the lights, trees, tinsel, and frenetic pace of parties we know today in the 21st century.  Christmas trees were largely unknown to the American public.  The Christmas tree was brought to the U.S. in … Continue reading Just My Thoughts: Christmas with the Presidents

BOUNS!! The THIRTEENTH Day of Albus!

BONUS!! On this Feast of the Magi day, Albus the Crab is joined by fellow members of the International Custom Consortium Committee of Avians, Crustaceans, Fish, Insects, Mammals, Reptiles, and Pet Rocks (ICCCACFIMRPR) for this special THIRTEENTH Day of Albus...er, Christmas post. Albus is joined by the ICCCACFIMRPR's Director of Holiday Cheer, Sandalwood the Llama, … Continue reading BOUNS!! The THIRTEENTH Day of Albus!

Day 12: The Twelve Days of Albus!

For the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Albus the Crab is proud to present twelve Christmas bears! Silverdale, Washington. (Nathanael Miller, 05 January 2021) nathanaelmiller #sparks1524 #guerrillaphotojournalist #guerrillaphotojournalism #albusthecrab #Christmas #Christmastime #mountains #exploreamerica #Olympics #12daysofalbus #12daysofchristmas

Day 10 and 11: The Twelve Days of Albus!

For the Tenth Day of Christmas, Albus the Crab is joined by his buddy Happy Bear to celebrate 10 years since Happy adopted this family. Happy 10-year anniversary, Happy Bear! Silverdale, Washington. (Nathanael Miller, 03 January 2021) For the Eleventh Day of Christmas, Albus the Crab asked Kodak Bear to help him present eleven antique … Continue reading Day 10 and 11: The Twelve Days of Albus!

Day 8 and 9: The Twelve Days of Albus!

Well, I took New Year's Day off. Albus, however, didn't. So, allow me to amuse you with the Eighth and Ninth Days of Christmas! For the Eighth Day of Christmas, Albus the Crab presents a very dapper Squishy the Octopus! Squishy, of course, has eight arms! Silverdale, Washington. (Nathanael Miller, 01 January 2021) For the … Continue reading Day 8 and 9: The Twelve Days of Albus!

Day 5: The Twelve Days of Albus!

For the Fifth Day of Christmas, Albus the Crab would like to present five Christmas moose!! Silverdale, Washington. (Nathanael Miller, 29 December 2020)

Day 4: The Twelve Days of Albus!

Well, Albus the Traveling Crab decided to start his own "Twelve Days of Christmas" celebration, but with a decidedly crustacean touch. Crab cultures are as varied and intricate as human cultures are (don't ever accidentally call a Dungeness Crab a Stone Crab, or a Snow Crab a King Crab; you wouldn't BELIEVE the cultural crossfire … Continue reading Day 4: The Twelve Days of Albus!

Christmas Eve Brothers!

Every day a different show is put on when one lives near the mountains. Looking west to the Olympic Mountains on Christmas Eve morning. The twin peaks in the distance are The Brothers, a prominent set of peaks in the Olympic Mountains. The south peak (on the left) rises to 6,842 feet above sea level … Continue reading Christmas Eve Brothers!

Photo Finish: Christmas Lights, Part 1

I think we can all agree 2020 has been a difficult year (to put it mildly). Even so, many people are celebrating their holidays and holy days this month. As a Christian, my holy festival is December 25 - January 6; Christmas Day through the Feast of the Epiphany. Normally this blog would go on … Continue reading Photo Finish: Christmas Lights, Part 1