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“After years of living friendless, having to make up his own talking animal companions, Christopher Robin (now known as Chris Robin) has become an emotionally charged teen artist. As he changed, so did his "best friend" the imaginary bear 'Winnie the Pooh', growing taller and more muscular to protect Chris from anything, or anyone, who crosses his path.”
— sketchnate, silly old bear
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Some mornings it's too much to bear

He's looking at you.

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30 minutes

I saw a horse "broke" once. It was time consuming. It was brutal. That was enough to convince me it was wrong.

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Young couples

These young folks look young, strong, and sun kissed.

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“Hylas and the Nymphs”

Why it was removed is unclear.

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“Circles”

An old favorite

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“The Christians and the Pagans”

A great seasonal song

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“Joy to the World”

A pagan take on a holiday classic.

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“The sunset lighting up the side of this cliff in Iceland”

Just out of sight.

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“Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful!”

A pagan take on a still another holiday classic.

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“Away from the Harvest”

A pagan take on a still another holiday classic.

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“Moon of Silver”

A pagan take on a still another holiday classic.

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“Thor's Well on the Oregon coast”

Gods, there are times I love the planet of ours.

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“Arches National Park, Utah”

It's from my neck of the desert.

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“Silent Night”

A pagan take on another holiday classic.

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“All Hail Ye, Simple Pagans”

A pagan take on another holiday classic.

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“Majestic Monument Valley”

It's Monument Valley! It's amazing clouds!

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“The Holly and the Ivy” (pagan version)

A pagan take on a holiday classic.

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“Reflections in snowy Sedona, Arizona”

Yes, it really does look like that sometimes.

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“Tide pools at low tide after sunset”

Very striking.

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“Eternal winter twilight - Norway”

An amazing shot

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“Nina Paley's haunting, mesmerizing, and life-affirming God-Mother animation”

Gimme that old time religion.

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Guitar

I'm a sucker for a lady with a guitar.

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“The Nude Maja”

When Goya painted this around 1800, the Catholic Church had banned the display of artistic nudes.

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“Cosmic Sexy Time, Eggs, Seeds, and Water: Crash Course World Mythology #3”

“In which Mike teaches you about the creation of the universe, with sex. This week we're talking about creations stories from Egypt, West Africa, Greece, China, and Persia that have a lot in common with human sexual reproduction. And also some castration and puking, to boot. We've got your cosmic eggs, right here!”

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Secure

This looks like an admirable lady.

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Reader

That library shelf says a reader lives there.

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Snack bar

I'd say early 1960s by the hairstyles and the dress.

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“Coyote and Raven, American Tricksters: Crash Course World Mythology #22”

“Mike Rugnetta continues to teach you about Tricksters in myth, and this time we're headed to the Americas. Coyote and Raven appear in stories from many Native American groups, and more often than not, they're tricky. They're also often kind of, well, nasty. Not to get too judgy. But we do a lot of talking about poop in this episode. I'm just saying. We also talk about Tricksters as creators, as Coyote creates constellations, and Raven creates some rivers.”

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Hippies? Not quite…

Okay, this is staged.

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Kissed by the sun

I'd say she's a child of the sun.

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Inside a tree

It's inspired.

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“Hermes and Loki and Tricksters Part 2: Crash Course World Mythology”

“In which Mike Rugnetta continues to teach you about tricksters. In this episode, we're talking about tricksters as culture heroes. Basically, a culture hero is someone whose creativity adds to their mythological culture. We'll learn how the shennanigans of Hermes are credited with deeply influencing Greek culture and myth, and we'll look at how Loki's tricks led to a lot of important aspects of Norse myth. This episode has it all! Cattle rustling, cook outs, luthiery, joke haircuts, and Gullinbursti the Battle Swine. All that's to say, this is a good one.”

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“Creation from the Void”

“Today on Crash Course Mythology we’re starting in on creation stories. This week, we’ll focus on the creation of the universe out of nothing, or Ex Nihlio creation. Basically, a god decides to make a universe out of nothing. We’ll look at the Genesis story (which has nothing to do with Peter Gabriel or Phil Collins), a Mayan creation tale, a Kono story of the beginning, and we’ll even look at the Big Bang.”

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On the road

Sharing a cup of coffee in the morning.

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What about you?

I like this lady's attitude.

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Seven points

Yes, this one is overtly sexual.

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Worship

Don't laugh…

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Lady with torches

I love pictures of Lady Liberty.

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“What Is Myth?”

“Welcome to Crash Course World Mythology, our latest adventure (and this series may be literally adventurous) in education. Over the next 40 episodes or so, we and Mike Rugnetta are going to learn about the world by looking at the foundational stories of a bunch of different cultural traditions. We’re going to look at the ways that people’s stories define them, and the ways they shape their culture. We’re going to learn about gods, goddesses, heroes, and tricksters, and a lot more. We’re going to walk the blurry line between myth and religion, and we’re going to like it.”

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“As a pagan…”

“…my practices and worshiping…“

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Spirituality

“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey…”

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“Tricksters: An Introduction”

“This week, Mike introduces you to Tricksters, starting with Anansi, the West African trickster god who is also sometimes a spider. Tricksters are, well, tricky. They're wise and foolish, they're promiscuous and amoral, but in a lot of ways, they're good guys. We'll also talk about the occasionally tricky Hercules and Atlas, and touch on more recent tricksters like B'rer Rabbit.”

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“Reflection-Medusa”

Sorrow and regret

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Tying thoughts to emotions

Thought germs are memes

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