Tagged: Maggie Esther Power

The Three Kings

Each December, the L’Arche Cape Breton theatre group stages a Christmas pageant at the SAERC auditorium in Port Hawkesbury. This year’s show, on December 8, was a dramatization of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Christmas poem, The Three Kings.

Hollywood Oommen, Jamie Stewart, and Joan MacDonald starred as the Kings Melchior, Gaspar, and
Baltasar. Esther Akurut played Mary, Buddy Payne played Joseph, and Simon Zavo was the baby Jesus. David Gunn played Herod (with the help of a fantastic costume designed by Dennis Murphy). Dancing Maggie Power (my granddaughter) portrayed the star that led the kings to the stable where Jesus was born.

Find the complete credits here, and a fuller video introduction to the stage show here (with Jamie Stewart and my son Silas Donham as emcees).

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Merry Christmas, everyone.

Caper mâché

When Maggie turned the Big 1-0 this week, her dad made a dolphin piñata for her birthday party.

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Summertime, and the blogging is slower

Yes, the blog posts have been slower this July. On those rare Nova Scotia weeks, when the sun blasts down and the temperature tops 25° for days on end, there are better things to do in than sit at a keyboard and grouse about the state of the world.

In the backlog of posts I mean to get to: big developments in the Dexter Government’s demolition of Talbot House (including five pending Contrarian FOIPOP requests looking for the motives behind this hatchet job); feedback from defenders of Neal Livingston and admirers of Cabot Links; and he next instalment of the Contrarian Election Donation Interactive Mapping Project.

While you wait, Maggie and I recommend raspberry or blueberry sorbet.