burning calories in cold weather, weight loss, Winter, winter activities, Winter sports

The Cold Weather Burn – Calories and Winter Activities

  The Cold Weather Burn - Calories and Winter Activities.

brain4rent, Family, Ice, Nature, Photography contest, Seasons, Winter

WINNER for One Perfectly Frigid Piece of Ice 24-Hour Photo Contest(c)

"In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed." Ralph Waldo Emerson Say Brrrr as I present the Entries in the One Perfectly Frigid Piece of Ice 24-hour Photo Contest (c)

Animals, Arts, brain4rent, Christmas, Christmas lights, miracles, Peace on Earth, Seasons, Seasons Greetings, Winter

Miracles of Christmas 2011

Don’t want to say I’m God’s ‘favorite’, but after experiencing a string of miracles longer than any lights wrapped round my tree, it’s pretty clear I’m in the top quintile.

Arts, brain4rent, Christmas, Family, photography, Seasons, Seasons Greetings, Uncategorized, Winter

Season Scenes from our Christmas Card

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. ~Charles Dickens

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Selling Christmas – Best and Worst of Holiday TV Commercials

Nothin’ says Christmas like a mad dash to the mall. At least that’s what the “Holiday” ads will tell you. And for the most part true emotion, religion and family are so removed from the holiday (better not call it Christmas)that ads try to exploit whatever they can to create some sort of visceral reaction from viewers. It is not, however, always their intended reaction. Here is my list of the best and worst of holiday ads over the decades.