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Holiday ornaments, 2017-2020

And we thought 2016 was a dumpster-fire of a year…

In 2017, our old kitty-boy Fuzzy crossed the Rainbow Bridge. It took less than two weeks before deciding that a kitty-less home was unacceptable, and we adopted a new kitty-boy, Geo (the name his previous people gave the shelter, and none of us came up with an alternative). Or, as he’s more commonly called, Boo. In retrospect, we probably should have named him Chewey. 😉 (No photo yet, since I still haven’t made a photo of him to fit in the ornament.)

For 2018, we picked up a Spider-Man ornament somewhere and decided to call it good. Again, no photo yet.

2019 ornament

2019: It wasn’t all bad…


2019: Custom “It wasn’t all bad…” ornament from Etsy (JustFollowYourArt).


2020: Another Etsy ornament, “A Year to Remember Forget” (LovelyCuteStudio). The year was dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 ornament 1

2020: A Year to Forget

2020 ornament 2

2020: A Year to Forget

Belated Honeymoon, 2008

By way of getting this all on our site and not just LiveJournal, I’m copying over the “honeymoon” posts from 2008. Since I’m giving them the date they were originally posted to LJ, I’m adding this to point them out.

Holiday ornaments, 2013-2016

Another catch-up post.

2013: The scroll-work is from the header image for Roland’s “Weaver’s Knight” story, to commemorate his web serial.


2014: Cinnamon stick bundle with brass bell (photo pending). The bell reminded me of a string of “Bells of Sarna” that hung in the house for most of my childhood. Mom had had emergency heart surgery earlier in the year, so when I saw this one at Dragonmarsh it seemed a good ornament for the year.


2015: None of us could think of anything remarkable for the year, but I didn’t want to skip it. So, I went as plain as I could manage — black text in Times New Roman.


2016: It was tempting to go with the popular Dumpster Fire for this year, but instead we went a little more subtle. I couldn’t find a weeping Statue of Liberty, and all of the “Weeping Angel” versions of the statue were snarling, so we just went with a Weeping Angel.

Updates and new registrations

I’ve spent a couple of days cleaning up old/bad links, and somehow in the process attracted a lot of spam registrations.

If you’re an actual person with an interest in the site and I deleted your registration, please contact me and let me know. Or, re-register and edit your profile to give me some indication that you’re a reader and not just a spambot :-). Thanks!

Morgan’s Grove

While I may or may not move things from my pbwiki “The Grove“, I wanted to at least have a link to it here. In addition to several articles from Street Prophets, it has a couple of other pieces I think are worthwhile.

Morgan on Street Prophets

Street ProphetsWhile going through saved blog posts I looked fondly back at Street Prophets (formerly at streetprophets.com). It seems that what some of us feared has come to pass, in that the site seems far less interfaith than it once was. Still, it was good for a time. As of this writing, the latest post with a “pagan” tag was in April 2011, over a year ago.

So until/unless I move stuff here, I provide a link to my diaries on Street Prophets, dated between 30 Sep 2005 and 31 Oct 2006. It’s not often I get in on something like that early enough to snag the usename “Morgan” :-).

EDIT 30 Oct 2013: Street Prophets is now a blog at Daily Kos, so it looks like all of the old stuff is gone. Packrat that I am I saved copies of all of Roland’s and my posts, so I’ve added them here. See the Street Prophets category.

Odds and ends


Just some notes as I’m fighting my natural pack-rat tendencies and tossing stuff we don’t really need:

Courtesy cut, since this got longer than I’d originally intended…

Holiday ornaments, 2006,2007,2008 update


(crossposting to morgan_gw and morgan_gw2)

As we decorated the tree last night, Dylan realized he was a few years behind on ornaments. Today, we took steps to remedy that, ordering three ornaments from CafePress. I turn the keyboard over to Roland for the explanations…

Courtesy cut…

Holiday ornaments, 2008

And finally…2008’s holiday ornaments (crossposting to morgan_gw and morgan_gw2):

2008 ornament
Gold heart, purchased while on our belated honeymoon (aka our garlic-moon) in February, at the Heart Beat of Big Sur. It’s kind of hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like a heavy glass.

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Holiday ornaments, 2007

2007 ornament
2007’s holiday ornament (text copied from my Yule Stuff post on LiveJournal):

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