Monthly Archives: December 2015

Fast away the old year passes…..

Fast away year old year passes, Fa la la la, la,la,la,la  as the song Deck the Halls goes. This post is not about caroling, however, but taking stock. How did the year go for you? Hopefully better than than the … Continue reading

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Legacies of Yule

Just a few short days to the shortest day of all, the winter solstice. the beginning of Yule. During this darkest part of the year, the supernatural was known to manifest itself.   Long before Charles Dickens’s tale of Scrooge … Continue reading

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The Cold and the Dark – Part Two

There is frost on the ground every morning now. The north wind blows across the yard and the small birds avoid the unsheltered feeders in my neighbor’s yard and flock to the tall stand of sorghum in my yard that … Continue reading

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The Cold and the Dark – Part One

We are entering the slow half of the year. The wind blows cold through the naked branches of trees whose life has retreated to the roots. The brown husks that remain of summer’s green scratch across the sidewalks in that cold … Continue reading

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