The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged holiday

  • What An Atheist Believes In This Christmas

    | December 20, 2015

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    Santa visited the Wells Reserve at Laudholm this summer. One of these statements is false.

    The following was published in the Biddeford-Saco Journal Tribune Sunday edition, 12/20/2015.

    [Trigger warning: the following paragraph may contain troubling information for preteens]

    Like many parents, my wife and I get a real kick out of the Santa thing. There’s something delicious about a full month of lying, straight-faced, to our eight-year-old and five-year-old. Usually we’re trying to dispel myths, convey science, explain the world, and correct pronunciation. Come Christmas season, we just start making @#$# up. The holidays are a wonderful vacation from reality, aren’t they?

  • Independent Claus

    | December 17, 2015

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    We received a lovely thank-you letter in mid-November from a summer visitor. What a guy.

  • What Do You Get for the Planet That Has Everything?

    | December 14, 2013

     

    The following was published in the Biddeford-Saco Journal Tribune Sunday edition, 12/15/13  (and may also appear, with other goodies, in members' mailboxes shortly...):

    Normally, I do not talk to dead opossums. But since I’d watched this one keel over right in front of me, I felt I had to say something.