You know: in a foolish, undiscriminating way, I've been happy these last few months. I don't know why. I just am. I love my friends; I love my pupils; I love what I read; I -- dammit -- love my thoughts. I love the taste of oranges.
Thornton Wilder in a letter to Gertrude Stein, Aug 14, 1936

Friday, April 2, 2010


Some things about Easter that I know have been explained to me in the past but that I can never keep straight.

1) Who decides when Easter falls every year? I assume it has something to do with the moon, but I am never clear what that is.

2) Why does the Easter Bunny deliver Easter Eggs?

3) If the crucifixion was on Friday and the tomb was empty by Sunday morning, how does that count as three days?

4) What's the story on Easter Monday?


  1. 1-The first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox.
    2-In the rennaissance, elizabethen, and times of King james, the leaders attempted to unite the pre christian earth based religions with christian rituals. Early religions had spring fertility rites using eggs and bunnies symbolicly (SP)
    3-Any amount of time NAILED on the cross must have seemed like a LONG-ASS amount of time
    4-Extra travel day to drive back from Can cun or Ft Lauterdale