SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileMummering, a Christmas tradition that was imported to Newfoundland centuries ago by Irish and English migrants, is stronger than ever, with colourful costumes, raucous music and a touch of a roguish past.Mummers deck themselves in outlandish clothing and masks, then head door to door with a roving party and an invitation for hosts to guess the identities of their guests.Traditionally, mummers don’t don their costumes until Boxing Day, but the rules have loosened just as the traditions have changed. Last Saturday, dozens of people many of them in elaborate and humorous outfits joined a parade that marched through downtown St. John’s.Ryan Davis, one of the organizers of the parade, said mummering captures the public’s imagination, and has become part of seasonal celebrations.”I think there’s something exciting about visiting your friends and being a fool, being some character that you’re not normally,” he said.
Now, over 25 years later (goddess, has it been that long???) the Big U is nudging me back on stage. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why. I not interested in getting involved in showbiz again. So why Bananarunning? Wala lang I joined a fun run and they gave us banana. After working out in the gym, they usually have free banana. The healthiest food option at 7 11 is a banana (but now they dont have it every day and when they do its a bit mushy and spotty).
The Colossus of RhodesThis statue of the Greek Titan Helios was built in the city of Rhodes somewhere between 292 and 280 BC. It’s construction was in celebration of Rhodes’ victory over the ruler of Cyprus in 305 BC. The statue became the tallest of the ancient world with it standing over of 120 feet high and inspired our modern day Statue of Liberty.
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I have known both Muslim and Christian people who take the whole love side of religious teachings to the extreme and organize food drives for the poor and homeless. As a kid I helped out every month with the monthly food drive by helping bag the food and carry heavy stuff to the cars of the elderly and disabled. My adopted mom got roped in by the priest (even tho she was converting to Judaism and did not like Catholics generally speaking) to drive those bags of food to the homes of the bed bound poor in our community.