Tag Archives: December 17

Happy Birthday, PKD!

Readers of this blog know that I love Philip K. Dick. Dick is one of my all time favorite authors — he was a poster-boy for tortured artists, an active participant in the counterculture of his day, an incredibly prolific author, and a mystic visionary whose life was full of strange happenings that blurred the [...]

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The First Saturnalia

According to the Wiki, December 17, 497 BC marked the start of the first-ever Saturnalia holiday in ancient Rome. You’ve gotta love that Roman record-keeping, and the revelry, gift-giving and sacrifices of that celebration made up “the best of days” according to the poet Catullus. The Saturnalia season is the pre-cursor to many of our [...]

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