According to docents at the Danish Heritage Museum in Danevang, Texas, this is one of four complete sets of Bing and Grøndahl Christmas Plates in existence.

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Rumors of our demise are somewhat overstated. But the next piece here has some learning and some more research to be done, so it’s taking longer than I thought. Learning comes slower these days; I think my brain’s getting full. Or stuck. Or something. Anyway, here’s a sneak preview. And …

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Wayfaring Stranger…

Decided last week that cabin fever was settling in and I needed to get out again, so I sorted through the various events and places on my “gotta do this sometime” list and eventually settled on A Plan. In Four Parts. Part One: catch the time machine back to the …

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Remembering Goliad

When the Texian Army swarmed the Mexican camp at San Jacinto, the afternoon of April 21, 1836, they terrified the Mexican soldados with the battle cry, “Remember the Alamo! Remember La Bahia! Remember Goliad!” Few Texans (or USians, really) have ever forgotten the Alamo – there are books and novels …

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Las Posadas

It’s taken a wee bit longer to get to this than I’d planned. Life does that. I talked earlier about Las Pastorelas; …

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Las Pastores de Belen

A little over a year ago, early in December of 2014, I read on a website that Mission Espiritu Santo in Goliad …

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Fair Warning

Busy week coming, of course. Off to Goliad as soon as I log off here, to see Los Pastorales – a reproduction …

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Hey! Look Over THERE!

Went over to the Night Market at the Asia Society Texas Center the other night… Had a blast. Shot a few pictures. …

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Chariots of the Gods…

I have to admit I’ve never put any significant time into studying the Hindu religion. It’s always seemed sort of like the …