Category Archives: Music

Caturday Thoughts – Christmas Eve With Cats

  Christmas Eve is a special quiet time for me and the cats. There is an atmosphere in vigil evenings that is special. We will be following a ritual we made up beginning at sunset. Solstice has just past and … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice dōng zhì 冬至 Dec 22nd

In the modern west the solstices are said to be the first day of winter and summer. Yet an older tradition marks the solstices as the middle of the season. Especially in northern Europe the summer solstice is still celebrated … Continue reading

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A Winter’s Tale – Lyke Wake Dirge

Many long years ago someone played a Buffy Sainte-Marie album for me, thinking I would find it interesting and enjoyable. I did enjoy the album. I also became fascinated with the song, The Lyke Wake Dirge,  whose refrain lyrics gave … 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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