Category Archives: Celebrations

Lughnasadh Aug 01

Lughnasadh   is a ancient Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season originally held on the first of August in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.  This marked a cross quarter day about halfway between the summer solstice … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Fourth of July Ba Humbug!

Fourth of July is upon us. The first fireworks went off on the night of the 25th, scaring my little foster cat Charli. Thankfully, I was near her hangout in the kitchen and was able to get right to her … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – St John’s Eve Jun 23rd

St John’s Eve is the vigil of the feast of St. John the Baptist. It coincides very closely with midsummer or the summer solstice. The Nativity of John the Baptist is one of the oldest festivals of the Christian church … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – A Day of Recreation

I really wanted to get out and do something different on the Monday of the holifay weekend but most activities were on Sunday or Saturday when I volunteer at the rescue thrift. Finally I found that a local museum, The … Continue reading

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Where is Earth Day?

Earth Day is going to come and go unnoticed in most of America. That doesn’t surprise me. Never mind the attention getting global warming debate. Just ask your self when you last heard someone discussing the significant increase in UV … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Easter Already? I’m Not!

I have been so busy Easter is upon me and I didn’t eve realize it. I’ve done no preparation. There is no Easter basket and no candy. This will not be missed. Candy appeared in the stores so early I … Continue reading

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Clear and Bright qīng míng 清明 Apr 4th

On the fourth we passed into the period of Clear and Bright. It is clear and bright (when it’s not raining), and the weather becomes noticeably warmer. A misnomer, particularly in southern China, but perhaps more accurate for where I … Continue reading

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