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About angela1313

I am a cat lover, a writer, and an overextended blogger trying to foster for a cat rescue, finish a Master's degree and rehab a fixer upper house i bought.

Caturday Thoughts – The Dog Days

The Dog Days of Summer describes the most oppressive period of summer, between July 3rd and August 11th each year, at least according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. They were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star … Continue reading

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Cancer June 21st 3:55 PM


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History and Mystery – Marshal Guarnaccia (Florence)

Among other things I would like to travel this summer. Instead I am doing construction. So why not travel further than my depleted budget would allow and longer than I could leave my wonderful cats via books?   I  decided I … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice xià zhì 夏至 Jun 21st

This year the summer solstice falls on the 21st of June. This event is celebrated in many places. Not surprisigly in Sweden and Finland it is a big holiday with lots of public festivities. It is a holiday tied to … Continue reading

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Grain in Ear máng zhǒng 芒种 Jun 06

On June 6th the solar term of Grain in Ear began. China is divided by climate into a wheat growing north and a rice growing south. At this time in the north the wheat becomes ripe and in the south … Continue reading

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June Calendar

June 4th Eid-al-Fitr Eid-al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر‎) is a day of feasting and is celebrated on the first of Shawwal (10th month of the lunar Islamic calendar).  This Eid is a reward to the Muslims who spent the month of … Continue reading

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History and Mystery: A Catalogue of Crime

I have loved mysteries as long as I can remember. I have loved history just about as long. Therefore mysteries set in various places and time periods are a double pleasure. enjoyment. So when I worked in a used bookstore … Continue reading

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