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No Cover Charge for the Weekend Open Thread

Welcome back, Friday! It’s that time again, when we turn the joint over to our bookish and clever commenters to visit in the open thread. We’ll be checking in to chat all weekend, while we prepare another awesome week of Persephone. 

In case this is your first visit this week, check out these pieces you might have missed.

Can You Pass Eleventh Grade?

The Goyim’s Guide to Chanukah

The Diorama Contest 

Help Slay make a musical holiday miracle.

BBC03’s Cherry Almond Bark recipe

Learn about Christmas in New Zealand

Meet the Krampus

Have a great weekend, and happy commenting!

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

53 replies on “No Cover Charge for the Weekend Open Thread”

Never have I been happier to be a Pomegranate! Look at this beautiful new homepage, look at all the shiny thiiings!

This weekend’s been an awesome one: I was in a flashmob on Sat (video to come later this week), went to a movie with some great friends and then worked at a busy mall today making friends with little kids in a big red shiny cape as part of a caroling quartet. Now I’m kindasorta trying to study for my exam tomorrow night while my parents (and visiting Gran) watch Downton Abbey in the other room. I want to focus but the accents are JUST SO PLUMMY.

Glad to hear that most thread-denizens are doing well this Sunday night :D

Hi everyone! I can’t even remember the last time I commented in an open thread… My teaching load has been huge this semester – I’m starting to forget what my friends and family look like, what with spending twelve hours a day on campus and all. But this weekend I’ll be grading a whole semester’s worth of papers, so I thought I could hang out here while I do that. How is everybody doing?


I miss you, Persephoneers! I went from being unemployed to having two jobs which is wonderful, but I’ve missed this community. I’m working as a research assistant to a post-doc fellow at the university here and we’re researching healthcare professionals in non-healthcare fields, and it can be a little tricky because there isn’t much literature on the topic. plus it’s way, waayyyy out of my field (I’m english and religious rtudies, and my boss is health sciences and works as an audiologist) so I am learning new research styles which will definitely help me out later on for sure. actually, it was because of my writing here that she hired me in the first place! Turns out hermeneutics is not just something useful when reading ancient religious texts but also something that is discussed in some health care settings, and my boss said my article here at Persephone helped her with her doctoral dissertation! :) so I’m feeling pretty warm and fuzzy right now and I think you all are pretty wonderful.

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