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Crosby/Bowie duet

Sometime in the ’80s, my sister had me scouring record stores in the Twin Cities for a copy of Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing a duet of “Little Drummer Boy” that she wanted to give to her friend for Christmas. I never found it. A few years ago it turned up on a holiday sampler from Martha Stewart, of all things, and I’m sure can be found elsewhere.

Now we have YouTube.

Here’s the story behind the duet. Kinda cool. And that Martha Stewart CD has a couple other gems. Emmylou Harris just kills “The First Noel.” links

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The National Wildlife Foundation has an initiative they’re calling the Green Hour:

by giving our children a “Green Hour” a day — a bit of time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world — we can set them on the path toward physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Sound idea. I’ve read Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods. I’m sold on the importance of connecting to the natural environment as a child. So I’ve been making a point of getting our kids outside to play for at least an hour every day.

But some days, it’s hard. One of the things I like most about living in Minnesota is the winters and all the fun we can have outside in the snow. But whew! Was it cold today! I used to say that I felt like I could dress for cold until it got to  -30F. Until then, don’t talk to me about cold. Then I had kids. Even when it’s “just” in the single digits, I’m not so keen on keeping my one-year-old outside in a dangerous windchill, no matter how he’s dressed. links

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